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A cabin concept for next-generation aircraft - FACC

The future of flying will be more sustainable, connected and barrier-free: At the international aviation trade fair AIX in Hamburg, FACC presented a radically new aircraft cabin concept which focuses on the needs of passengers - and is made of renewable materials. The next generation of passenger aircraft will be setting new standards in terms of sustainability and passenger comfort. FACC AG ca...

New luxury lifestyle partnership - GlobeAir and Jacob & Co UK

New partnership to provide exclusive world-class mutual travel lifestyle benefits - GlobeAir and Jacob & Co UK. This partnership brings together two companies that share a passion for performance, efficiency and quality timekeeping. The new GlobeAir alliance will be aided by its commitment to maximising experiences with the luxury watch brand Jacob & Co, which always puts high qu...

Jet Aviation gained EASA approval for Gulfstream G650 maintenance in Vienna

Jet Aviation announced that its maintenance facility in Vienna has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency to perform line maintenance on Gulfstream G650 aircraft.  “We are delighted to expand our Gulfstream capabilities with this additional approval,” said Hakan Tin, managing director and accountable manager at Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO facility...

Researching lightweight construction of the future: FACC joins international consortium

Aviation is facing major changes, which call for new materials that are both highly resilient and sustainable in production. By joining the international research network TPRC, FACC has taken an important step towards further strengthening its role as one of the world's leading aviation groups. In collaboration with leading international technology companies, FACC is conducting research int...

FACC develops composite components for Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engine

FACC has been commissioned by Rolls-Royce with the development and manufacture of composite components for the new Pearl 10X engine, and is thus represented on the newly launched engine and aircraft platforms as a technology partner. FACC stands for high-tech in the aerospace industry - and will now be contributing its long-standing know-how of innovative lightweight engine solutions to the des...

Austrian Airlines: loan installments of 60 million euros repaid in 2021

After the early repayment of the first loan installment of 30 million euros in July 2021, Austrian Airlines repays another 30 million euros on 31 December 2021. By the end of 2021 the national carrier has repaid the first 60 million euros of the state-guaranteed loan with a total of 300 million. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the red-white-red airline is fulfilling its responsibility and meets the...

Take off with Sustainable Aviation Fuel - OMV and Austrian Airlines

Important step towards climate friendly flying - for the first time ever, OMV and Austrian Airlines are producing and using regional Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Austria. The two companies agreed on the production and fueling of 1,500 metric tons of SAF in the coming year 2022. The sustainable fuel is produced at the OMV Schwechat Refinery by co-processing Austrian used cooking oil...

Upward trend in aviation: 1,000th translating sleeve shipset for Airbus A350 supplied by FACC

After an exceptional 2020, the aircraft industry is making a swift recovery. Following China, air traffic in the US increased significantly in the last six months and is now only 15 percent below the record level of 2019. FACC is also benefiting from this trend, with demand for new short and medium-haul aircraft up by 20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021. In the long-haul aircraft segment, FAC...

FACC expands partnership with Airbus

FACC has been a trusted partner for Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, for many years. Now, this strong partnership is to be further expanded with the production of empennage components for A220 aircraft.  Worldwide, an aircraft with FACC technology on board takes off every second - Airbus has also been relying on FACC's innovative strength for many years. Robert Machtlinger, CEO...

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...