Aircraft component manufacturer FACC has announced it will provide radones for Bombardier, after the Canadian company awarded it the contract for its Challenger and Global business jets.
The Austrian manufacturer will create the components, which protect the radar antenna in the cockpit area, to Bombardier’s exact specifications.
“We are proud to have been awarded this new contract, which matches perfectly with our strategy to widen our product portfolio,” said Stefan Schamberger, FACC director of programs and sales aerostructures. “It offers us the opportunity to broaden our relationship with Bombardier as one of its suppliers.”
This is not the first collaboration between the two companies, with FACC already producing aerostructures assemblies and cabin interiors for Bombardier, whilst also supplying technologies and products such as wing-to-body fairings, rudders, bypass ducts, cabin linings and cabinets for the Challenger 350 and Global 7500.
“This contract is the next step in our long-standing relationship with Bombardier”, said Robert Machtlinger, FACC CEO. “This contract represents our continued support of Bombardier, who has chosen FACC’s comprehensive expertise for the manufacture of the radomes. We see ourselves as a technological leader in the field of high-strength, lightweight components for civil aircraft.”
The project is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2019, with deliveries not set to begin until 2020.