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FACC became a new member of the aerospace industry association SPACE

FACC, one of the world’s leading aerospace companies specializing in the design, development and production of advanced aircraft components and systems, joined SPACE Deutschland e.V. as a full member in November 2018. As a technology partner of all major manufacturers, FACC develops solutions for the mobility of tomorrow together with its customers and suppliers. By contributing its expertis...

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, and analyse selected Airbus data together with its own data and global benchmarks without the need for additional infrastructure investments. This service will provide MJet new i...

Urban Air Mobility: FACC and EHang develop new solutions for autonomous flying

The leading Austrian aerospace group FACC has entered into a strategic partnership with the Chinese technology company EHang, which specializes in autonomous air mobility. EHang is one of the world's most promising autonomous air mobility companies and was named one of the "Most Innovative Companies of the World" by Fast Company magazine in 2016. In a joint effort, the autonomous air...

Diamond Aircraft 1st Flight Multi-engine Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH in collaboration with Siemens AG is pleased to announce the first flight of a jointly developed multi-engine hybrid electric aircraft, commenced on the 31st of October 2018 at Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH in collaboration with Siemens AG is pleased to announce the first flight of a jointly de...

Gemstone Aviation announced as UK and Ireland distributor of Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft is pleased to announce that Gemstone Aviation has been nominated as our sole distributor for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland region. The directors of Gemstone Aviation, Chris Dawes and Henrik Burkal have worked with Diamond since 2004 and were chosen for their vast experience of our aircraft and their reputation in the industry for exceptional customer service. Henri...

Austrian Airlines Wants More Women in the Cockpit

Targeted increase in the share of female pilots  Current search for 100 fully-trained pilots  Numerous courses and training positions once again in 2019 for future pilots  More aircraft, more flights and more staff. Austrian Airlines is continually expanding. In the first half of 2018 alone, Austria’s home carrier hired 400 new employees, mainly pilots and flight...

Kevin Reiterer flying high - Diamond Aircraft as new sponsor of the jet ski ace

The Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft is the new sponsor of multiple Jetski World Champion Kevin Reiterer. Headquartered in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, the aircraft manufacturer is one of the leading companies in the market of light aircraft made out of glas and carbon fibre. With the development of the world’s first serial aircraft powered by efficient common rail diesel tech...

Laudamotion Announces New 2019 Aircraft, New Livery, New Offices And Pay Rises Following Ryanair 75% Purchase

Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fare airline, announced that it would double its Airbus fleet from 9 to 18 aircraft in Summer 2019 following the completion of Ryanair’s purchase of 75% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from Niki Lauda in August. Laudamotion also announced a series of initiatives to support Laudamotion’s continued growth, which include: Confirmed del...

FACC to develop the future of inspection robots

EU RESEARCH PROJECT “SPIRIT” WITH A VALUE OF € 4 MILLION IN COOPERATION WITH PROFACTOR AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS FACC, one of the world’s leading aerospace companies specializing in the design, development and production of innovative aircraft components and systems, has been awarded a three-year research project in the field of robotics entitled “SPIRIT- A soft...

Diamond Aircraft Re-Launches the Lycoming Powered DA40 XLT with Garmin G1000 NXi

Diamond Aircraft is re-introducing the DA40 Lycoming IO360 aircraft with the new Garmin G1000 Nxi and having the aircraft on display at EAA Airventure 2018, booths 9-14 from July 23 – July 29th, 2018. The Lycoming version of the DA40 has been upgraded with the new Garmin G1000 NXi, Mid-Continent Standby Attitude Module, USB ports for pilot and co-pilot and available reclining front s...

AVIC CABIN SYSTEMS strengthens FACC's Interior division

Cabin Interiors is a key growth area in the aerospace industry. For this reason, AVIC bundles the competences of several companies of the AVIC Group and founds AVIC Cabin Systems Ltd. (Hong Kong) with a branch in London. With an integrated product portfolio, this new alliance is able to cover more or less 100 percent of the aircraft cabin. FACC is benefiting from various synergies and can further...

Introduction of new Rolls-Royce aircraft engines with FACC technology

Rolls-Royce’s new Pearl 15 aircraft engines with premium FACC technology: FACC supplies the bypass ducts for the turbofans, which will be installed in Bombardier’s latest very-long-range jets Global 5500 and Global 6500. For many years, FACC has been a technology partner of the world’s leading engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. The latest product, the newly developed Pearl 15 en...