FACC enters strategic cooperation with Proponent

Proponent will assist FACC in marketing and selling its MRO services and product innovations for aircraft upgrades and modifications.

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FACC (Ried im Innkreis, Austria), has announced it is ramping up its activities in its newest business segment, Aftermarket Services. The company’s aim is to reach the sales target of 100 million euros by fiscal year 2022/23 with new innovative products and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. To further that goal, FACC says it is entering into a strategic cooperation with the aircraft parts distributor Proponent. 

“We look forward to our future cooperation with Proponent. I firmly believe that, together, we will be able to market FACC products and services in the aftermarket segment even more successfully and serve as a reliable partner to aircraft operators worldwide,” says Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC.

As part of the strategic cooperation, Proponent will assist FACC in marketing and selling its MRO services and product innovations for aircraft upgrades and modifications starting in February 2019. A number of joint projects such as the commercialization of the “Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade,” a cabin solution developed by FACC to significantly increase luggage stowage space, are already underway. 

With eleven facilities in eight countries, the US corporate group Proponent is one of the world’s largest wholesalers of aircraft spare parts and related services. The internationally recognized distributor has a strong presence in Europe, America and Asia, with its customer base including all major aerospace companies – from manufacturers and MRO companies to airlines.

“Proponent gives us the opportunity to offer customers complex technical services in our growing Aftermarket Services business segment from a single provider – with proven quality when it comes to providing innovative solutions in an attractive working environment with short turnaround times,” says Christian Mundigler, FACC vice president After Market Services.

Proponent and FACC will also be offering services in the “heavy repairs” segment focusing on structural component repairs. While Proponent will provide replacement parts for the duration of the structural repair, FACC will contribute its composite expertise to the repair service.