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FACC confirms the results for FY 2019 and sets the course for the time after Corona

The previously reported results for the short fiscal year 2019 (1 March - 31 December) are unchanged after completion of the audit. New orders worth USD 800 million will help offset impending market corrections. The general economic situation resulting from the COVID 19 crisis cannot yet be assessed. FACC is therefore adopting a comprehensive package of measures to protect the workforce, safeguard...

Austrian Temporarily Terminates Regular Flight Operations as of Wednesday

Austrian Airlines decided to temporarily terminate all regular flight operations starting Wednesday night, March 18, 2020. This move is in response to entry bans being imposed across the globe and a rapid decline in demand for air travel. The last flight for the time being departing from Chicago with the flight number OS 066 will land in Vienna on March 19, 2020 in the morning hours. Up until then...

Coronavirus sees private jet operators register a 27% increase in bookings - GlobeAir

Actual situation all over the world due to COVID-19 outbreak puts forward so many questions about the aviation industry: what happens with airlines, how they will survive this crisis, what happens with business aviation? Panic over COVID-19 has caused European and international airliners to take restrictive measures and cut back flights to Italy and Israel. While the...

Six Diamond DA40 NG training aircraft for Nigerian College of Aviation Technology

As part of a re-fleeting program of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology that includes 20 Diamond airplanes over the upcoming years, the college will now receive the first batch of six DA40 NG. One DA42-VI was delivered in 2017. Under the patronage of Sen. Hadi Abubakar Sirika, Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, NCAT accepted their six new airplanes at D...

FACC received CAAC Part-145 maintenance organization approval

CAAC has granted FACC approval as a maintenance organization according to Part-145. This CAAC certification represents a further milestone for the Austrian aerospace group in its latest "Aftermarket Services" business segment. It joins the long list of certifications the company already holds, which include the European EASA, the FAA of the United States and the Canadian TCCA. FACC...

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...