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FACC successfully develops novel composite flap system for Wing of Tomorrow

RTM’d five-meter-long, complex multicell flap prototype constructed via a highly integral, cost-effective manufacturing process. 

EHang joins European Union project for UAM demonstrations

EHang joins 17 other consortium partners for the Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration (AMU-LED) project, which kicks off this month.

Aerospace

FACC attains EN 9110 MRO certification

With the attained EN 9110 certification, FACC has established itself as MRO general provider for all manufacturers and operators of aircraft.

Aerospace

FACC delivers first entrance area for A320 Airspace cabin

The delivery coincides with serial production ramp-up of the cabin components, which comprises the entire lining of the entrance and door area in the front, middle and rear sections of the aircraft. 

Aerospace

FACC receives 2019 Diamond Supplier certification from Bombardier

Bombardier awarded the certificate for the development and production of the wing-to-body fairings for its Global 7500 and Challenger 350 programs.

Aerospace

FACC earns spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

The spot is in recognition of the group’s consistent high performance as a Boeing supplier.

FACC strengthens financial position ahead of cost reductions

COVID-19-related challenges have spurred further implementation of FACC’s 2019 cost reduction program, which is expected to generate total annual savings of up to €50 million. 

Wind/Energy

People in Composites: March 2020

ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.

Aerospace

Rolls-Royce honors FACC with Best Practice Award

The Austrian aerospace group has been a partner of Rolls-Royce for more than 20 years.

Aerospace

FACC receives CAAC Part-145 maintenance certification

With CCAC certification, FACC can now offer its maintenance, repair and modification services to Chinese airlines.  

Aerospace

Irkut Corp. completes construction of fourth MS-21-300 flight test aircraft

Russian jetliner with OOA infused wing steps nearer to certification. See CW’s historical timeline of the MS-21.

Aerospace

FACC receives FAA STC approval for its Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade

U.S. airlines can retrofit A320 family aircraft with modified storage compartments said to enable 67% more storage space at reduced weight.

Aerospace

FACC receives Airbus "Innovation Award"

The award was presented to FACC for its contribution to composite components for the Airbus Wing of Tomorrow program.

Aerospace

FACC secures three-digit million order from Bombardier

FACC will produce composites-intensive thrust reverser trans cowl components for the A320neo aircraft family, part of its first collaboration with Bombardier Belfast.

Aerospace

FACC Wichita performs 1000th split scimitar winglet modification

FACC Solutions Inc., the company’s Wichita, Kan., U.S. subsidiary, will deliver the 1000th shipset of its modified Boeing 737 winglet to Southwest Airlines.

Aerospace

Collins Aerospace extends supply contract with FACC

FACC manufactures carbon fiber composite thrust reverser translating sleeves for engine nacelles on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350.

Aerospace

FACC to manufacture radomes for Airbus A220

FACC will start delivery of the radomes in 2020 and will manufacture them for the Airbus A220 under a life-of-program contract.

Aerospace

FACC enters into cooperation with MRO distributor STAECO

In China, STAECO will take over the distribution of FACC's entire aftermarket services portfolio in the field of commercial aviation.

Aerospace

FACC to manufacture aircraft radomes for Bombardier

The life of program contract includes radomes for Bombardier’s Challenger and Global business jet families.

Aerospace

DLR tests flexible and actively-controlled wing designs

Carbon and glass fiber aeroelastic and flutter wing concepts tested as part of multi-partner FLEXOP project.

Aerospace

Automated, in-situ inspection a necessity for next-gen aerospace

Inline inspection technologies continue to evolve with the aim of providing faster and more accurate part inspection.

Curing

Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon

Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.

Aerospace

FACC to open composites facility in Croatia

The facility will build composite cabin components for commercial and business aircraft.

Aerospace

Opportunities, challenges for composites in future aircraft

As the commercial aerospace sector prepares for a new round of major program launches, the question of where and how composites will be applied weighs heavily on the supply chain.

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