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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...

EHang 216 received long-term trial flight permit across Austria National Airspace

EHang achieved a significant milestone on the path to offering UAM services worldwide.  On December 9, the Civil Aviation Authority of Austria issued a trial flight permit for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV.  The permit allows trial operation of full unmanned flights in Austrian national airspace.  This is the first flight permit for EHang’s passenger-g...

FACC starts test flights with autonomous aerial vehicle EHang 216

FACC is setting another important milestone in the development of future urban mobility together with its strategic partner EHang. The EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle produced by FACC has completed a successful test flight under the supervision of Austro Control and was granted an experimental flight permit by the Austrian authorities based on the tests performed. This milestone enables FACC t...

Single Seat STC on DA62 MPP received - Diamond Aircraft

After a massive development commitment, kicked off back in 2019, Diamond Aircraft received its EASA Supplemental Type Certificate STC 62-002, EASA Reference Number 10073494 REV. 2. This Major Change is a direct result from an intensive market research where Diamond collected and analyzed feedback from DA42 MPP operators around the globe. Diamond’s Special Mission design team goal was to...

FACC receives Gold Innovation Award of the State of Upper Austria

FACC not only ranks among the international technology leaders in the aerospace industry, but also belongs to the pioneers in the field of Urban Air Mobility. Together with the Chinese start-up EHang, the company is producing a highly innovative autonomous air taxi, the EHang 216. In recognition of its innovative strength and concentrated competence, FACC has now been honored with first place of t...

FACC certified as a maintenance, repair and overhaul company according to EN 9110

FACC figures among the international technology leaders in the aerospace industry and is renowned within the industry as a high-performing development and manufacturing partner for innovative lightweight components. An increasingly important field of activity for FACC is the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft components and systems. Having recently obtained EN 9110 certification, F...