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FACC receives STC approval for its Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade program

FACC has successfully reached another milestone in the implementation of its interior strategy: For the solution developed by FACC to significantly increase the luggage stowage space, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to FACC for the "Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade" to be installed in the A320 aircraft family. At the same time,...

New Austrian Airlines, take a look at new strategy - #DriveTo25

Austrian Airlines has managed the turnaround after a tough restructuring period and now operates profitably. The airline is also headed towards positive operating earnings in 2018 following strong passenger growth of more than one million customers, comprising a year-on-year rise of 8.5 percent. The solid demand by passengers and increasing competition in Vienna has led the red-white-red n...

GLOBEAIR RELEASES AMAZON ALEXA SKILL

GlobeAir is to become the first runner in enabling private jet bookings via voice search by announcing its new Amazon Alexa skill. The brand-new skill is perfect for the Smart Traveller and is now available in English and German. Austrian private jet company GlobeAir is becoming the first bizjet company to release an Amazon Alexa skill for immediate private jet bookings. The award-winning pri...

FACC delivers 1000th flap shipset for the Airbus A321

With the delivery of the 1,000th shipset of the outer flaps for the Airbus A321, FACC underscores its position as an important technology partner to Airbus. FACC has been manufacturing the wing components in an automated assembly line since 2012, supplying high-quality products for the successful Airbus medium-range aircraft. Innovative FACC technology can be found in numerous elements on boa...

FACC became a new member of the aerospace industry association SPACE

FACC, one of the world’s leading aerospace companies specializing in the design, development and production of advanced aircraft components and systems, joined SPACE Deutschland e.V. as a full member in November 2018. As a technology partner of all major manufacturers, FACC develops solutions for the mobility of tomorrow together with its customers and suppliers. By contributing its expertis...

MJet becomes first ACJ customer for Skywise

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, and analyse selected Airbus data together with its own data and global benchmarks without the need for additional infrastructure investments. This service will provide MJet new i...

Urban Air Mobility: FACC and EHang develop new solutions for autonomous flying

The leading Austrian aerospace group FACC has entered into a strategic partnership with the Chinese technology company EHang, which specializes in autonomous air mobility. EHang is one of the world's most promising autonomous air mobility companies and was named one of the "Most Innovative Companies of the World" by Fast Company magazine in 2016. In a joint effort, the autonomous air...

Diamond Aircraft 1st Flight Multi-engine Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH in collaboration with Siemens AG is pleased to announce the first flight of a jointly developed multi-engine hybrid electric aircraft, commenced on the 31st of October 2018 at Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH in collaboration with Siemens AG is pleased to announce the first flight of a jointly de...

Gemstone Aviation announced as UK and Ireland distributor of Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft is pleased to announce that Gemstone Aviation has been nominated as our sole distributor for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland region. The directors of Gemstone Aviation, Chris Dawes and Henrik Burkal have worked with Diamond since 2004 and were chosen for their vast experience of our aircraft and their reputation in the industry for exceptional customer service. Henri...

Austrian Airlines Wants More Women in the Cockpit

Targeted increase in the share of female pilots  Current search for 100 fully-trained pilots  Numerous courses and training positions once again in 2019 for future pilots  More aircraft, more flights and more staff. Austrian Airlines is continually expanding. In the first half of 2018 alone, Austria’s home carrier hired 400 new employees, mainly pilots and flight...

Kevin Reiterer flying high - Diamond Aircraft as new sponsor of the jet ski ace

The Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft is the new sponsor of multiple Jetski World Champion Kevin Reiterer. Headquartered in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, the aircraft manufacturer is one of the leading companies in the market of light aircraft made out of glas and carbon fibre. With the development of the world’s first serial aircraft powered by efficient common rail diesel tech...

Laudamotion Announces New 2019 Aircraft, New Livery, New Offices And Pay Rises Following Ryanair 75% Purchase

Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fare airline, announced that it would double its Airbus fleet from 9 to 18 aircraft in Summer 2019 following the completion of Ryanair’s purchase of 75% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from Niki Lauda in August. Laudamotion also announced a series of initiatives to support Laudamotion’s continued growth, which include: Confirmed del...