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A three-digit million order from Bombardier with FACC

Congratulations FACC! A great extension of the customer portfolio! Bombardier Belfast has placed an order with FACC for the production of thrust reverser trans cowl components for the A320neo aircraft family. With this order, FACC has now extended its long-standing cooperation with Bombardier in the areas of Cabin Interiors and Aerostructures including engine nacelle components. ...

FACC new product "Lip Seals" in Singapore

The Upper Austrian aerospace group FACC will not only be presenting its innovative services, but will also be showcasing its new "Lip Seals" for the first time at the MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore. The polyurethane seals replace the silicone seals of the Embraer 170/175 and 190/195 aircraft families. Airlines benefit from lower maintenance costs due to longer replacement intervals. ...

FACC ans Collins Aerospace extended the contract

Collins Aerospace Systems has awarded FACC a multi-year contract extension covering the supply of thrust reverser translating sleeves for nacelles on the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 aircraft. The contract entails delivery of these nacelle components into the next decade. This contract extension is a major contribution to strengthening the market position of FACC as an international partner in t...

Innovative Drone Technology for Austrian Airlines Aircraft Inspections

Since the middle of the year, Austrian Airlines has been testing a completely new technology for the purpose of carrying out technical inspections of its aircraft fleet. The aircraft are checked for paintwork or structural damage by means of autonomous drones developed by the French start-up “Donecle”. This innovation not only reduces the workload for technicians of Austria’s nat...

FACC manufactures radomes for Airbus A220

30 years of cooperation means a real long-standing partnershi, an amazing level of business relationship. This is the case for Bombardier Aviation and FACC. Over the years, FACC has developed into a renowned partner to Bombardier through continuous innovation and efficient state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Latest news of this cooperation:Bombardier Aviation has commissio...

Diamond DA42-VI selected for multi-engine training by Embry-Riddle

“Diamond Aircraft is honored to have Embry-Riddle select the Diamond DA42-VI for their Prescott and Daytona campuses,” said Scott McFadzean, chief executive officer of Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. “Embry-Riddle has been at the leading edge of aeronautical training for decades, and Diamond represents the leading edge of general aviation aircraft, with an all-composite design,...

FACC enters into cooperation with distributor STAECO in China

With an annual increase of more than six percent in passenger volumes, China is one of the fastest growing markets in the aviation industry. The technology group FACC is further expanding its global network of distributors and launching a strategic cooperation with STAECO in order to systematically penetrate the Chinese Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) market. The Chinese corporate group w...

Chinese Certification received for DA62

Congratulations! Diamond Aircraft received validation of type certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the Diamond DA62 twin! “We are very proud to have Chinese certification for our DA62. This is another huge milestone for our company,” said Liqun (Frank) Zhang, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Austria. “We are seeing a great potential for the aircraft in Chi...

Bombardier selected FACC to manufacture aircraft radomes

FACC has been awarded a contract from Bombardier Aviation to provide the radomes for certain Bombardier business aircraft programs. FACC will manufacture the radomes for the Challenger and Global business jet families.  “This contract is the next step in our long-standing relationship with Bombardier”, said Robert Machtlinger, FACC CEO. “This contract represents our co...

Austrian Airlines fleet development takes shape - Six Additional Airbus A320

Austrian Airlines will get six additional Airbus A320 starting by August 2019. Jets will gradually replace turboprops. The fleet development announced in January 2019 is taking shape now: Austrian Airlines has now secured six additional A320 aircraft. The first of these jets is scheduled for delivery in August. Within the next few days, it will already receive the red-white-red Austria...

FACC increases sales, earnings below prior-year quarter

FACC AG started 2019 with a slight increase in revenues, but a decline in profits. Compared to the previous year, Group revenues increased moderately by 2.2 % to EUR 193.7 million in the first quarter. However, reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to EUR 7.4 million and were thus, as expected and already communicated, below the level of the first quarter of the previous year...

Airbus trains with Diamond Aircraft DA42-VI

The Airbus Flight Academy Europe aims to train up to 200 pilot cadets annually and decided to use Diamond’s state-of-the-art DA42-VI for multi engine training. On 26 June 2019 the first aircraft was delivered and a firm order for another two DA42-VI signed with Jean Longobardi, CEO Airbus Flight Academy-Europe. Amila Spiegel, Sales & Marketing Director Diamond Aircraft Industries Aust...