FACC supplies A320 Airspace Entrance Area
Airbus has been placing its trust in the innovations and services of FACC for several years. Currently this strategic partnership is being further expanded; in addition to the Airspace XL bins and ceiling panels, FACC is now supplying the entrance area for the entire A320 aircraft family. The project also introduces a new manufacturing technology.
For the A320 entrance area, FACC develops and manufactures ready-to-install assembly modules equipped with various system components such as lighting systems, audio systems or oxygen connections. The A320 cabins boast the new airspace design which gives the cabin a new, open and modern flair. With the Airspace cabin, Airbus has raised the flight experience for passengers of the A320 family to the level of a wide-body aircraft. The airspace design is consistent with an A330neo and an A350XWB. For the entrance areas, this means a unique feeling of welcome for the passengers, which FACC is now implementing with the latest technologies.
FACC is investing in a highly automated production line and is introducing a new manufacturing technology in order to produce a state-of-the-art entrance area for Airbus. “We will invest several million euros in expanding our production, above all in highly automated technologies," says Robert Machtlinger, FACC CEO. Production will focus on SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) technology that generates a noticeable cost reduction compared to similar products manufactured using conventional processes. “Investing in the SMC production line will be worthwhile and we will subsequently also offer other applications and assemblies using this process.”
Photo: In addition to the XL bins and ceiling panels, FACC will also develop and produce the entrance area of the new Airspace cabin for the A320 family. (Fotocredit: Airbus)
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