News 2019

Awards & innovations

In the past financial year, FACC once again put its pioneering spirit to the test in various areas. Examples include the presentation in Austria of an air taxi suitable for series production or the launch of the fi rst aviation podcast in German-speaking countries. These achievements are visibly appreciated by partners, suppliers and the public at large.

Honored for top performances

The objective of the Airbus Group’s Supplier Quality Improvement Plan is to promote optimized and economical production systems. The focus lies on the development of group-wide production systems spanning the entire supply chain, which combine sustainability and outstanding quality. This year, FACC received the Best Performer Award for its exceptional contributions in this area.

Eye-catcher for private investors

In April, FACC attended the Invest fair in Stuttgart and used the opportunity to introduce its company to German private investors. The focus was on new developments as well as its customer and product portfolio. An original  winglet for the Airbus A350 drew attention to FACC’s exhibition booth.

Apprenticeship training with great opportunities

As a committed and modern training company, FACC offers young people a wide range of apprenticeship training programs, and thus an excellent starting point for a successful future career. In recognition of its commitment in this field, the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce presented FACC with the INEO Award in 2019.

Responsible export champion

In June 2019, the Austrian Export Prize was once again awarded to FACC. With this prize, the jury of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber honored FACC for its above-average export share and its presence in global growth markets. In addition, FACC was admitted to the group of leading Austrian companies. This distinction is bestowed upon companies that are particularly committed to sustainable business success, innovation and social responsibility.

Young FACC talents take center stage

FACC apprentices once again put their skills to the test at the apprentice competition of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce. In June 2019, a total of 712 apprentices from 87 companies competed for victory in various disciplines. Apprentices representing FACC secured three podium places in the categories plastics engineering and women in technology.

EHang lands in Vienna

Self-flying air taxis could soon become reality. In early April 2019, FACC presented the EHang 216 to media representatives and the general public in Vienna in collaboration with EHang. In this pioneering project, FACC is responsible for the development of materials and processes for the series production of the multicopter.

First episode goes on air

Flightcast, the first German-language podcast dedicated to aviation, went on air for the first time in June. The project was jointly launched by Austrian Airlines, Vienna Airport, Frequentis and FACC. The series introduces its listeners to the multifaceted world of flying – its potential is enormous as the community interested in aviation in German-speaking countries comprises around 100,000 people.