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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...

Happy birthday - 30 years of FACC

30 years of FACC: Since its foundation in 1989, FACC has developed from a start-up into a globally leading technology group in the aerospace industry. Today, all major players in the aviation industry are among FACC's customers. More than 3,500 employees develop and produce high-tech components for state-of-the-art aircraft. High growth and innovation leadership over the past three decades hav...

Austrian Airlines A320 aircraft cabin upgrade performed by FACC

FACC is celebrating yet another milestone in Aftermarket Services under the motto "Get more space": At the beginning of 2019, the aerospace group received STC approval for its retrofit program "Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade" from the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA. FACC has now retrofitted the cabins of three medium-haul aircraft for Austria's leading airline Austri...

20 Years Anniversary of the DA40: 400th Austrian built DA40 NG delivered

There are two great reasons to celebrate together with Diamond Aircraft: first of all, the 20 years anniversary of the DA40 series and the second reason is he 400th Austrian built DA40 NG with serial number DA40.N400. The Diamond DA40 history dates back to 1999 when the DA40 prototype flew for the very first time. End of 2000 the DA40-180, powered by a Lycoming AvGas engine, received...

Congratulations - for the second time FACC is Best Performer for Airbus

We would like to congratulate FACC witth this achivement! Airbus has nominated FACC as “Best Performer”, thus recognizing FACC as a reliable technology partner of the Airbus Group. The award has recently been presented by Airbus in Toulouse. “The Best Performer Award is another milestone in our longstanding and successful cooperation with Airbus”, said Robert Machtlin...

DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft and DART-550 aerobatic trainer evaluated by Paraguay Air Force

DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft and DART-550 aerobatic trainer evaluated by Paraguay Air Force in Austria to follow up presentations in the country to increase Paraguay’s airborne capabilities. In general, the DA62 MPP ought to be part of an overall development program to enhance Paraguay’s communications network. Considering the flexible architecture of the MPPs, the air...