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Experiencing covid-related drawbacks this summer GlobeAir wins over commercial airlines

GlobeAir, ensures less than 15 minutes of boarding time and a complete overview of travel regulations, whilst commercial airlines can’t keep up with the newest safety measures causing unnecessary stress, frustration and time loss for travellers. While private jet companies like GlobeAir devise ways to cater for summer travels – including a 360-degree overview journey with flights...

Shaping the future: FACC scholarship holders of Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences Wels take off with self-constructed drone

As one of the world's leading technology groups in the aerospace industry, FACC is an expert in the field of innovative lightweight components - and imparts its year-long expertise to high potentials of the future. That is something to be proud of! Students independently developed a lightweight camera drone as part of a project within the framework of the joint Lightweight Design and Composite...

Last flight: Austrian Airlines says goodbye to the last Dash aircraft

It is the end of an impressive era. Today Austrian Airlines operated a passenger flight with a turboprop aircraft for the last time. The Dash 8-Q400 with the registration OE-LGI flew as OS 905/6 from Vienna to Innsbruck and back. After more than 40 years, this marks the end of the Dash's time in Austria. The future Austrian Airlines fleet will consist entirely of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer air...

FACC on track with revenues and EBIT in the first quarter of 2021

Following the severe slump brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the previous year, the aviation market is visibly stabilizing in 2021. FACC AG realigned itself early on in 2020, implementing a far-reaching cost reduction and efficiency enhancement program, and is pursuing long-term sustainable growth with its corporate strategy FACC 2030. Its performance in the first quarter of 2021 is right on...

Take off safely with PURE CABIN, the latest FACC innovation!

The corona pandemic has changed all our lives - people want to feel safe, and hygiene is becoming an increasingly important factor. With PURE CABIN, the internationally leading aerospace company FACC has created an innovative, antimicrobial surface coating for aircraft cabins. In addition to strengthening the technology group's position in the important field of aftermarket services, PURE CABI...

FACC and Airbus develop wings of the future - Wing of Tomorrow

The aircraft industry is considered one of the most innovative and progressive technology sectors worldwide. As a technology partner, FACC ranks among the leaders in this field with its high-performance research and development and the production of innovative products and systems. In cooperation with the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, FACC is currently working on the “Wing of Tomorr...

Austrian Airlines flies normally again from London and to Tel Aviv

Destinations: • Landing ban for passenger flights from the United Kingdom expired  • Ben Gurion Airport open, entry restrictions to Israel eased  • Austrian Airlines resumes normal service to both destinations  The Austrian government’s landing ban for passenger flights from the United Kingdom expired yesterday. Austrian Airlines is therefore flying...

Committed to the sky: next FACC decade with a new strategy

The world will face major changes in the coming years. Global megatrends will permanently change the aviation industry and our society. The market for civil passenger aircraft will continue to experience strong growth, but of a different kind than before. The coming decade will be shaped by climate policy and environmental protection. New materials, more efficient manufacturing processes and digit...

20% growth for entry-level private jet charters in 2021 - GlobeAir

Aviation experts including Europe’s market leader GlobeAir predict a YoY volume growth of 20% for entry-level private jet charters in 2021. Since the pandemic's outbreak, European business aviation has shown particular resilience, growing stronger while commercial aviation suddenly sank into an unexpected crisis. After acknowledging the growth of private jet demand starting from Jun...

Launch customer of DA62 SurveyStar GeoFly took the delivery

Just only 6 months after signing the contract, the first of its kind, DA62 SurveyStar has been handed over to GeoFly. Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, system integration went flawless in all directions. Considering that it is the first customer aircraft and involved numerous parties from various countries, it cannot be taken as given but once again demonstrates the strength of...

500th Austrian-built Diamond Aircraft DA40 NG

Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH proudly announced the 500th single-engine DA40 NG built at the Austrian headquarters in Wiener Neustadt. “This is a very exciting milestone for Diamond Aircraft,” Reinhard Schwaiger, Team Leader Civil Aircraft Sales at Diamond Aircraft Austria says, “The DA40 NG is the ideal aircraft for both private pilots and flight training operators gl...

Five Airbus H135 helicopters to modernize ÖAMTC Air Rescue fleet

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022. "Our demanding missions require the most modern helicopters available for enhancing our capability for critical missions, e.g. during the night. We have been operating the H135 for more than 20 years...