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5/2/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

FACC receives “Best Performer” supplier award from Airbus

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FACC has been a supplier for Airbus for more than 30 years, contributing advanced lightweight construction systems for multiple aircraft programs.

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FACC (Ried im Innkreis, Austria) announces that it has received a “Best Performer” supplier award from Airbus, the second time FACC has received this distinction. The award was recently presented to representatives from FACC at an event in Toulouse, France.

“The Best Performer Award is another milestone in our longstanding and successful cooperation with Airbus,” says Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC. “This prestigious distinction is a clear sign of trust. We are happy to attend the growth strategy of Airbus as a partner, both now and in the years to come.” 

The award is part of the “Supplier Quality Improvement Plan (SQIP)” initiative that Airbus has developed with its premium suppliers to ensure a sustainable top-quality production system throughout the group and supply chain, as well as across the process chain. The selection criteria include highest performance in terms of time and cost efficiency and proactive provision of new and innovative customized solutions beyond customer expectations.

In January 2019, FACC delivered its 1000th composite outer flaps for the A321.

FACC and Airbus have sustained a successful business relationship for more than 30 years, FACC says. Since 2010, FACC has been actively involved in the SQIP program as a technology partner, setting new standards in terms of economic efficiency, sustainability and comfort for the Airbus A220, A320neo, A330neo, A350 and A380 aircraft programs by supplying advanced lightweight construction systems, including components for the wings, noise-absorbing and weight-efficient engine components and high-tech interiors for the new Airspace cabin that combine comfort, functionality and aesthetics.

FACC recently received STC approval for its composite storage bins for the A320.

“We are very proud of our long-standing partnership with Airbus. The “Best Performer” award is a great appreciation for the commitment of the FACC team,” says Andreas Furthmayr, vice president of aerostructures at FACC, emphasizing the top performance of the crew. “Airbus can rely on our continued dedication. FACC’s reputation as a premium manufacturer of lightweight components and systems is based on our pronounced innovative ability and our excellent quality and performance standards throughout the global supply chain. I see great potential for the further extension of our powerful partnership with Airbus in the future.”

 

 

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