FACC wins €500m aircraft cabin contract from Airbus

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FACC wins €500m aircraft cabin contract from Airbus

Austria-based aerospace smallholding FACC has secured a contract worth more than €500m from Airbus to purvey aircraft cabin compartments.

As part of the deal, FACC will come up with overhead compartments and ceiling panels for Airbus’ new ‘Airspace’ range of berths for the A320 aircraft family.

First deliveries under the new contract are keep in viewed to be carried out by late next year.

FACC will also drill equal together with Airbus to develop Airspace XL Bins, the largest expenditures compartments for short and medium-haul aircraft.

“With the new Airspace cabin, Airbus proffers its passengers an exceptional feel-good ambience.”

Airspace XL Bins is designed to attend to arrange for space for eight items of luggage.

Series production of the bins is set to enter on next year.

The FACC-developed ceiling panels will provide both panelling and a ordered illumination solution in the cabin.

FACC CEO Robert Machtlinger said: “In in to a high level of comfort and sufficient space, the most important circumstances of a passenger cabin are low weight, convenient handling, low operating costs and spacy reliability.

“We strive to meet these requirements through consistent check in work and by developing innovative and lightweight solutions creating more pause in the cabin.

“With the new ‘Airspace’ cabin, Airbus offers its passengers an singular feel-good ambience.”

From 2019, Airbus is planning to offer the new Airspace XL Bins to A320 machinators as an alternative interior to the current versions.

Launched during this year’s Paris Air Let someone in on, Airbus’ Airspace cabin concept seeks to offer passengers utmost comfort and more space.


Image: The Airspace XL Bins, the biggest costs of doing business stowage compartments in short and medium-haul aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Airbus.

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