Austria-based FACC, a leading technology partner of the aerospace industry, has been commissioned by Bombardier Aviation to manufacture radomes for the Airbus A220, in addition to the Bombardier Challenger and Global business jet families. Deliveries for the A220 commercial aircraft are scheduled to start in 2020.
Bombardier and FACC can look back on a long-standing partnership as the Upper Austrian aerospace company has been collaborating with the Canadian aircraft manufacturer ever since it was founded 30 years ago. Over the years, FACC has developed into a renowned partner to Bombardier through continuous innovation and efficient state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.
FACC will start delivery of the radomes in 2020 and will manufacture them for the Airbus A220 under a life-of-program contract. Radomes are part of the cockpit section- protecting the radar antenna. Stability, weight, reliability as well as minimal attenuation of the signal transmitted or received by the antenna are critical features of these components. In addition, parts must have high-strength properties to protect the radar antenna in the event of a bird strike or hail at high speeds.