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FACC Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade got STC approval by the FAA

FACC Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade received a Supplemental Type Certificate from FAA. The innovative solution providing a significant increase in baggage volume was developed by the EASA Part 21 J Design Organisation of FACC and will be made available to airlines as a retrofit for the A320 aircraft family. This FAA supplemental type certification will enable the Austrian aerospace...

Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft boost capability of DA62 Mission Surveillance Aircraft

At the Dubai Air Show 2019, Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries have announced that they will be expanding their collaboration to integrate Leonardo’s Gabbiano Ultra-Light TS-80 radar onto the Diamond DA62 MSA (Mission Surveillance Aircraft). The radar will be integrated into Leonardo’s on-board ATOS (Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance) mission system, b...

First DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft with a Hyperspectral Sensor Configuration

Diamond Aircraft Austria has completed the Factory Acceptance Test for a special multi-role configuration, which will be delivered in the upcoming weeks to the Government of Malaysia. The aircraft is configured as a multi-role aircraft which includes two interchangeable configurations. The 1st Configuration contains three SPECIM Hyperspectral sensors (Fenix 1K, OWL, Kest...

Diamond Aircraft DA62 MPP Survey Concept

Diamond Aircraft has introduced a new variant and concept based on the DA62 Special Mission Aircraft to attack the survey market where traditionally metal aircraft are established. Diamond follows its successful tradition to bring in the high efficient diesel powered composite twin engine aircraft. The design team in Austria will have completed the strong combination, certified as Major Change...

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...