In the not too distant future, point-to-point, limited-distance, piloted and autonomous air travel for people and cargo will be the norm. Composites will make it possible.
With the attained EN 9110 certification, FACC has established itself as MRO general provider for all manufacturers and operators of aircraft.
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.
Bombardier awarded the certificate for the development and production of the wing-to-body fairings for its Global 7500 and Challenger 350 programs.
The spot is in recognition of the group’s consistent high performance as a Boeing supplier.
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.
Single-aisle jetliner with out of autoclave composite wing steps closer to certification.
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The Austrian aerospace group has been a partner of Rolls-Royce for more than 20 years.
With CCAC certification, FACC can now offer its maintenance, repair and modification services to Chinese airlines.
Russian jetliner with OOA infused wing steps nearer to certification. See CW’s historical timeline of the MS-21.
U.S. airlines can retrofit A320 family aircraft with modified storage compartments said to enable 67% more storage space at reduced weight.
FACC will produce composites-intensive thrust reverser trans cowl components for the A320neo aircraft family, part of its first collaboration with Bombardier Belfast.
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.
As part of the European Union’s FLEXOP project, DLR and TUM researchers are working on new technologies to control flutter while allowing wings to be made lighter.
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FACC manufactures carbon fiber composite thrust reverser translating sleeves for engine nacelles on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350.
FACC will start delivery of the radomes in 2020 and will manufacture them for the Airbus A220 under a life-of-program contract.
In China, STAECO will take over the distribution of FACC's entire aftermarket services portfolio in the field of commercial aviation.
The life of program contract includes radomes for Bombardier’s Challenger and Global business jet families.
Carbon and glass fiber aeroelastic and flutter wing concepts tested as part of multi-partner FLEXOP project.
Inline inspection technologies continue to evolve with the aim of providing faster and more accurate part inspection.
The award was presented to FACC for its contribution to composite components for the Airbus Wing of Tomorrow program.
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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.
The facility will build composite cabin components for commercial and business 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.
Top winners of FACC’s annual Supplier Awards include autoclave and composites manufacturers.
FACC has been a supplier for Airbus for more than 30 years, contributing advanced lightweight construction systems for multiple aircraft programs.
The glass fiber-reinforced composite overhead stowage bins are said to increase space while reducing weight by up to 67 percent.