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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...

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...