FERCHAU AVIATION, a business division of FERCHAU Engineering GmbH, has also been involved this year as the premium sponsor of the awarding of the Crystal Cabin Award. Innovative products and concepts in the area of aircraft cabins are awarded with the international prize. The award will be given out in eight different categories: Cabin Concepts; Cabin systems; Electronic Systems; Greener Cabin, Health, Safety & Environment; Materials & Components; Passenger Comfort Hardware; University and Visionary Concepts. The awards ceremony and handover of the trophies took place as part of a festive gala during this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX). An international jury of experts undertook the assessment of a total of 85 concepts and products which were sorted into the different categories in the finals this year.
Together with FERCHAU AVIATION, Rostock System Technik GmbH (RST) also presented itself as a Member of the FERCHAU AVIATION GROUP at the AIX. New and existing customers, partners and competitors were able to hold discussions with specialists and HR managers from both companies at the joint stand.
Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator for Economic Affairs, also visited the stand to discuss opportunities and possibilities for development in the metropolitan region on the Elbe with the employees on-site.
The customer Airbus praised the successful integration of its former subsidiary RST, which has belonged to the FERCHAU AVIATION GROUP since 2015, as well as the successful launch of the business field of "Seat Engineering".The two business partners are planning to further expand their cooperation in the areas of seats, modules and systems in 2017.
FERCHAU Engineering GmbH, AVIATION Division
The internationally active FERCHAU business sector of AVIATION specialises in engineering services for the air travel and aerospace industries in addition to general engineering. Currently, more than 900 developers, engineers, hardware and software professionals and project managers are employed at 15 locations in Germany, England, France, India and Spain. In 2016, the AVIATION business sector generated a sales volume of more than 70 million euros.
FERCHAU Engineering GmbH currently employs more than 7,400 engineers, IT consultants, technicians and draughtspersons in over 100 branches and locations and over 100 technical offices and project groups (as at 31 December 2016). FERCHAU operates in seven areas, including machinery and plant construction, electrical engineering, automotive technology, IT, aviation and aerospace, as well as shipbuilding and marine engineering.