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2017

    • 11.10.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Dornier 228, Aviation
    • Media release

    Dornier 228 proves best option for maritime patrol – RUAG takes order for two new aircraft from Bangladesh Navy

    RUAG Aviation has signed a contract for the sale of two new production Dornier 228 aircraft to Bangladesh Navy (BN), expanding their existing fleet of two Dornier 228s. The versatile aircraft will serve to support surveillance and patrol flights for all aspects of maritime security, exclusive economic zone control, and search and rescue (SAR) operations.... More

    • 10.10.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG completes multiple 48-month inspection on government-owned Challenger CL604

    Heavy maintenance specialist, RUAG Aviation, recently completed a multiple 48-month inspection on a government-owned and operated Bombardier Challenger CL604. The preceding 240-month inspection event was also completed by RUAG at their Munich location.... More

    • 06.10.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    Upcoming launches: Iridium Next 21-30 and Sentinel-5P protected by thermal insulation from RUAG Space

    The multi-layer insulation, manufactured in RUAG’s Austrian facility, is in demand in both the institutional and commercial industries.... More

    • 04.10.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    Switzerland in space: 25 years ago and today

    Zurich, 4 October 2017: Claude Nicollier – Switzerland’s first and so far only astronaut – today visited RUAG Space, Europe’s leading supplier of satellites and launch vehicles. In the middle of the factory where products for satellites and launch vehicles are made, Nicollier spoke to some 200 RUAG Space employees, emphasising the value of space flight for society, what Switzerland can offer, and how the industry helps make missions a success. ... More

    • 03.10.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Change at the top of RUAG Defence

    Dr Markus A. Zoller, CEO RUAG Defence, is set to leave RUAG at the end of October 2017 in order to pursue a new challenge outside of the company. Andreas Berger, Senior Vice President NEO RUAG Defence, will head up the division on an ad interim basis. ... More

    • 02.10.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    RUAG welcomes international partners to the Dornier 228 Operator Conference 2017

    Partners from the worldwide network of Dornier 228 operators participated in the 2017 Dornier 228 Operator Conference hosted by RUAG Aviation, near Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, on 26-27 September 2017. RUAG Aviation, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, dedicated this year’s event to “Strengthening the Dornier 228 Community”.... More

    • 28.09.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG among the Top Six Employers for Engineers

    RUAG is becoming ever more attractive as an employer in Switzerland. Once again, it has achieved a top ranking among the most attractive employers for engineering in Switzerland. In this year’s Universum employer rankings, the international technology group was placed sixth, moving up two places compared to last year. For IT specialists and natural scientists, too, RUAG is gaining in appeal. ... More

    • 25.09.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG completes Gulfstream G550 15-month and 30-month inspection

    RUAG Aviation in Munich fulfilled a 15-month and 30-month heavy maintenance inspection on a Gulfstream G550. Long-time partner Sky-Tech Maintenance Service SL awarded the contract which was optimised to include full aircraft painting and engine maintenance. The Gulfstream G550 project ran according to schedule and was delivered to complete customer satisfaction.... More

    • 07.09.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Change at the top of RUAG Ammotec

    The RUAG Board of Directors has appointed Christoph Eisenhardt as the new CEO of the RUAG Ammotec division and a member of the Group Executive Board. He is the successor to Cyril Kubelka, who has occupied this role since 2004, enjoying great managerial success during this time. Christoph Eisenhardt will take up his new position on 1 October 2017.... More

    • 04.09.2017
    • Air, Dornier 228, Business Jets, Dornier 328
    • Media release

    RUAG fulfils Dornier 328 phase four and phase six inspection in four weeks

    RUAG Aviation fulfilled the phase four and phase six heavy maintenance check on a Dornier 328 within the highly competitive turnaround time (TAT) of just four weeks. The vast Dornier 328 experience accumulated by RUAG at its Bern-Belp location was a deciding factor for ExecuJet South Africa which awarded the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contract on behalf of its customer, the Botswana Defence Force. ... More

    • 31.08.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG continues growth and international expansion

    Despite the persistently challenging economic environment, international technology group RUAG raised net sales by 5.2% to CHF 943 million in the first half of 2017 (previous year: CHF 896 million). The order inflow improved to CHF 1020 million (CHF 1006 million) and the order backlog increased to total CHF 1657 million (CHF 1568 million). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell to CHF 54 million (CHF 66 million). ... More

    • 24.08.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG creates new position for cooperation with the Swiss Federal Government

    The RUAG Board of Directors has appointed Alexandre Schmidt as Vice President Owner Relations. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for all contact with the firm’s sole shareholder, the Swiss Federal Government. He will start his new job on 1 September 2017.... More

    • 17.08.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG names Judith Bischof as General Counsel

    The RUAG Board of Directors have appointed Dr Judith Bischof as the new General Counsel & Secretary General. Judith Bischof is an experienced lawyer with a solid track record as General Counsel of a listed company. She will start as a member of the RUAG Group Executive Board on 1 February 2018, succeeding Dr Patrick Grawehr.... More

    • 03.08.2017
    • Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation apprentices build new exhaust system for historic Dewoitine D.26 aircraft

    Providing life cycle support for a wide range of military aircraft and business jets is the core business of RUAG Aviation. The extensive expertise of RUAG technicians also means they have the skills to maintain vintage aircraft. Over the past few months, RUAG aircraft specialists and their apprentices equipped a Dewoitine D.26 HB-RAG/286 with a brand new, hand-crafted exhaust system. Repairing this 1930s training plane was an exciting challenge for all concerned. ... More

    • 03.08.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    Another successful debut: First ever Vega flight with new RUAG payload fairing, manufactured out of autoclave

    Kourou, French-Guyana, 2 August 2017. The two satellites on last night’s Vega flight VV10 were enveloped by a payload fairing – manufactured in a faster and more cost-efficient process in Emmen, Switzerland.... More

    • 12.07.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    RUAG Space kicks-off production at a new Florida manufacturing facility, celebrating its latest U.S. facility opening

    Titusville, FL, 12 July 2017. Work from the Titusville factory will include the manufacturing of satellite structures for global communications company, OneWeb.... More

    • 06.07.2017
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG repaints Bombardier Global Express XRS with unique and detailed Carboneum design

    The aircraft painting facility at the RUAG Aviation one-stop shop in Munich has repainted a Bombardier Global Express XRS, on behalf of long-time customer SBK Holding Ltd. The RUAG one-stop shop services optimised the downtime associated with a scheduled 15-month inspection. SBK Holding Ltd chose a full repaint of their eight-year-old aircraft to express their own dynamic and innovative image. ... More

    • 29.06.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    Milestone for the space industry: RUAG made new Ariane 6 payload fairing debut on Ariane 5

    Kourou, French-Guyana, 29 June 2017. Launched on last night’s Ariane 5 flight VA 238, this new payload fairing has been manufactured in a revolutionizing process and is the first product released from RUAG Space’s new composite centre in Emmen.... More

    • 27.06.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    RUAG Space Sweden opens new facility in Linköping and doubles its onsite capacity

    RUAG Space continues to grow: An increase in orders requires more design and manufacturing capacity, and will see additional hires going forward.... More

    • 21.06.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    Delivery of thermal insulation for 81 Iridium NEXT satellites now complete.

    On 25 June, the second set of 10 satellites for the new Iridium NEXT satellite telecommunications system will launch into space as RUAG Space Austria delivers its final batch of thermal insulation for the next generation of satellites. Over the past 4½ years, RUAG Space Austria has produced some 12,000 individual isolation panels at its production facility in Berndorf, delivering them batch by batch.... More

    • 16.06.2017
    • Space, Dispensers, Satellite Communication
    • Media release

    RUAG Space delivers backbone for next-generation telecom satellites

    RUAG Space has won an initial contract worth SEK 30 million (EUR 3.08 million) to develop the central structure for the next generation of European telecommunication satellites. At the same time, the company has signed a five-year contract for future serial deliveries to Thales Alenia Space.... More

    • 12.06.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG completes first C-check on Dassault Falcon 7X

    RUAG Aviation announces the successful conclusion of their first heavy maintenance event for a Dassault Falcon 7X. The Dassault Falcon 7X C-check was one of three concurrent C-check events at the Dassault Falcon Authorised Service Centre in Geneva which also included two Dassault Falcon 2000 for 3C- and 2C-checks, respectively. The owner of the Dassault Falcon 7X took timely delivery of the aircraft in an official celebration of this milestone.... More

    • 09.06.2017
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    NASA awards major contract for Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket to Dynetics together with RUAG Space

    The contract awarded by NASA Glenn Research Center refers to the build of the Universal Stage Adapter, with RUAG providing carbon-fiber composite structures.... More

    • 01.06.2017
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG Space Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of its Manufacturing Facility in Decatur, Alabama

    Close to 200 politicians, partners, customers and space industry representatives witnessed the ceremony while the ramp-up advances smoothly.... More

    • 10.05.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    RUAG Space supplies South Korea with new generation of satnav receivers

    RUAG Space Austria has enjoyed great success since entering the South Korean market two years ago. The company recently prevailed once again over international competition: it will equip South Korea’s upcoming compact Earth-observation satellites with next-generation satellite navigation receivers.... More

    • 03.05.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    Ariane 5 ready to lift-off again – with significant contribution from RUAG Space

    Both mechanical and electronic parts have been provided for rocket and payload.
    ... More

    • 27.04.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG pays CHF 47 million in dividends

    The Annual General Meeting of RUAG Holding AG was held today (Thursday) in the Training Centre West of the Swiss Armed Forces in Bure, Canton Jura. Attending the meeting as the shareholder’s representative was Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). ... More

    • 27.04.2017
    • Land, Group
    • News flash

    RUAG and the Swiss armed forces present first-class live training to international media

    In partnership with the Swiss armed forces, RUAG yesterday invited the national and international media to its Combat Training Centre in Bure in the canton of Jura. As well as a presentation on technologies and logistics, the visitors also watched a live training exercise in house-to-house combat. ... More

    • 25.04.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Dornier 228, Subsystems & Components, Engines & Accessories
    • Media release

    RUAG streamlines TPE331 engine shop

    Brand new workstations – organised according to lean management principles – together with new processes, ensure that Honeywell TPE331 engine customers benefit from faster turnaround times and improved efficiency at RUAG Aviation.... More

    • 18.04.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Military Systems, Helicopter, Dornier 228, Subsystems & Components, Propeller Aircraft, Self Protection, Engineering, Aerodynamics
    • Media release

    Aerodynamics expertise by RUAG helping to shape a greener future for aviation

    The ESICAPIA and LOSITA consortia, with RUAG Aviation as a member, have successfully developed and tested wind tunnel models for simulating emerging turbofan and propeller technologies. These research projects were performed in the frame of the Green Regional Aircraft ITD (GRA) of the European Clean Sky aeronautical research programs. Data generated from these research projects will be applied to reducing the ecological footprint of future aircraft.... More

    • 11.04.2017
    • Air, Aviation, RUAG Australia, Military Systems, Mecanex, Helicopter, Dornier 228, Business Jets, Subsystems & Components, Propeller Aircraft, Self Protection
    • Media release

    RUAG Australia proves SPD technology restores structural integrity and wins Best Written Paper Award at 17th AIAC

    A RUAG Australia project proves SPD repairs successfully restore both the lost structural integrity and the load carrying capacity of aircraft wing panels. Winning the Best Written Paper Award in Additive Manufacturing, at the 17th AIAC, held at AVALON 2017, reconfirms the quality contributions made by RUAG Australia in SPD technology. Paper co-authors, Neil Matthews, RUAG Australia, and Dr. Rhys Jones, Monash University, continue to define and lead SPD innovations.... More

    • 06.04.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets, Propeller Aircraft
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation and Piaggio Aerospace complete first retrofit Magnaghi Aeronautica landing gear upgrade on a Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft

    As a result of their excellent cooperation, RUAG Aviation and Piaggio Aerospace have successfully completed the very first installation in retrofit of a Magnaghi landing gear upgrade on a customer Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft. The new upgrade replaces the aircraft’s existing landing gear with the landing gear from Magnaghi – incorporating a digitally controlled steering system. This is the same landing gear system as fitted to the Avanti EVO, the latest generation of the P.180 representing t... More

    • 04.04.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation and Moritz Grossmann officially launch the exclusive SkyLife Aircraft Owners Watch at Baselworld 2017

    RUAG Aviation together with German luxury watchmaker Moritz Grossmann officially revealed the culmination of their successful collaboration during an intimate evening at Baselworld attended by a notable guest list. As the ultimate watch for aircraft owners, the bespoke SkyLife BENU Tourbillon timepiece captures the unique essence issued from the alliance of master artisans in aviation and watchmaking.... More

    • 03.04.2017
    • Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG fully acquires Gyttorp AB

    RUAG Ammotec acquires the remaining 60% of shares of Gyttorp AB as of 31 March 2017, thus becoming the sole owner of the company. Gyttorp is a leading distributor of hunting and shooting products in Sweden and Finland.... More

    • 31.03.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    General Counsel to leave RUAG

    Patrick Grawehr, General Counsel and member of the RUAG Executive Board, who holds a PhD in law, has decided to take on a new challenge outside of RUAG and will leave the company in mid-2017. ... More

    • 28.03.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG fulfils custom interior refurbishment on new India-registered Bombardier Global 5000

    RUAG Aviation in Munich has completed the upgrade and restyling of a recently-purchased Bombardier Global 5000 registered in India. The customer approached the Bombardier Authorised Service Centre to install a custom configuration featuring an additional divan and then chose to optimise the aircraft’s downtime at the RUAG Aviation one-stop shop with IFE upgrades and the restyling of further interior elements. The aircraft was released according to schedule and to complete customer satisfaction.... More

    • 23.03.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG impresses again with profitable growth

    The international technology group RUAG posted the highest sales figure in its history in 2016, at CHF 1858 million (previous year: CHF 1744 million). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) also reached a record level of CHF 151 million (CHF 137 million), and order intake rose to a new high of CHF 2036 million (CHF 1828 million). The share of civil business increased to 57% compared with military business, and the non-Swiss sales component rose slightly to 63%. ... More

    • 20.03.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Helicopter
    • Media release

    RUAG integrates pilot assistance and safety solution on EC635 for NATO DVE flight trials

    RUAG Aviation integrated a pilot assistance and helicopter safety solution on the Airbus Helicopter EC635, on behalf of the Swiss Air Force, for use in recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-sponsored trials. The goal of the international trials cited technology- testing for enhancing safety during helicopter operations in limited visibility environments. Held at Älggialp, Switzerland, the NATO trials focused on Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) caused specifically by snow, or whiteo... More

    • 13.03.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets, Propeller Aircraft
    • Media release

    RUAG receives EASA STC for the Garmin GTN 750 cockpit solution on the Piaggio P180 Avanti

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued RUAG Aviation with a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of the Garmin GTN 750 advanced touchscreen solution in Piaggio P180 Avanti cockpits. This upgrade solution allows RUAG Aviation customers to significantly improve safety while modernising aircraft avionics.... More

    • 08.03.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Military Systems, Self Protection
    • Media release

    RUAG qualifies CAST-easy for Tornado platform securing sale to the German Bundeswehr

    The RUAG Aviation CAST-easy chaff and flare simulator solution is marking a milestone, twice over. The self-protection test equipment has successfully qualified for flight on the Tornado jet platform, as confirmed by partner Airbus Defence & Space. This success allowed RUAG Aviation to secure a significant mandate for CAST-easy from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for use with the Tornado fleet operated by the German Bundeswehr.... More

    • 06.03.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Helicopter, Business Jets
    • Media release

    New solution for 4G connectivity in helicopter cabin

    RUAG Aviation is developing a solution for a brand new 4G LTE connectivity experience in helicopters. This allows passengers to enjoy the same connectivity as they have on the ground. For this purpose RUAG Aviation is certifying an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC).... More

    • 03.03.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG wins three C-check events on Dassault Falcon aircraft set to run concurrently in Geneva

    RUAG Aviation announces a premier for their Authorised Falcon Service Centre in Geneva. The aircraft services provider has successfully signed three heavy maintenance events for as many separate customers. All three events, including 2C- and 3C-check inspections, are scheduled to run concurrently. The aircraft in question are a Dassault Falcon 7X and 2 Dassault Falcon 2000.... More

    • 02.03.2017
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG Space supports navigation and control of Sentinel-2B Earth observation satellite

    ​​​​​​​Following the successful launch of Sentinel-2A in June 2015, its twin satellite Sentinel-2B is set to begin its mission shortly... More

    • 01.03.2017
    • Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG invests in Hungary: new production site for aerostructures in Eger

    The international technology group RUAG is opening a new site for the production of aerostructures in Eger (Hungary). Over the next years, the company will employ more than 180 members of staff in Eger and will have invested more than EUR 6 million. ... More

    • 01.03.2017
    • Air, Aviation, RUAG Australia, Military Systems, Military Jets, Mecanex, Helicopter, Subsystems & Components, Propeller Aircraft, Self Protection, Engineering, Aerodynamics
    • Media release

    RUAG marks 5 years of EASA Design Organisation Approval

    RUAG Aviation is currently celebrating 5 years as an approved EASA Part 21J DOA. The aircraft services provider and life cycle support specialist manages full in-house engineering capabilities. RUAG Aviation is authorised to classify changes as major and minor, develop major changes, major repairs and STC, and develop and approve minor modifications and minor repairs. The company has also achieved new Terms of Approval with second scope expansion for operational suitability data.... More

    • 21.02.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Helicopter, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG and Moritz Grossmann to unveil a unique master timepiece exclusively for aircraft owners at Baselworld

    RUAG Aviation has joined forces with German luxury watchmaker Moritz Grossmann to develop a timepiece exclusively for owners of aircraft. The Skylife Watch – which is scheduled to launch at the world watch and jewellery exposition, Baselworld, in March 2017 – is the result of a collaboration between the two companies, and epitomises the expertise and craftsmanship for which both companies are renowned.... More

    • 12.02.2017
    • Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Position statement: SonntagsZeitung, 12 February 2017

    A critical article appeared in the SonntagsZeitung on 12 February 2017 about RUAG's cooperation with Inovex in connection with simulators for the UAE. RUAG would like to state the following facts:... More

    • 10.02.2017
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG Space pointing mechanisms for telecommunications satellites

    Based on a framework contract with satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, RUAG Space has supplied pointing mechanisms for electric propulsion thrusters for telecommunications satellites based on the Eurostar E3000 platform. The first satellite equipped with such RUAG Space mechanisms, SKY Brasil-1, is due to be launched shortly, followed by a second, the SES-10, a few weeks later.... More

    • 03.02.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets, Subsystems & Components, Life Rafts
    • Media release

    RUAG returns overhauled life rafts to customer in less than 24 hours

    RUAG Aviation has successfully completed the overhaul of two Winslow life rafts, achieving an outstanding turnaround time of less than 24 hours. The two rafts, arrived at the RUAG’s Component Shop in Munich at 14.53 on 23 January. By 14.30 the following day, the now-overhauled rafts were already on their way back to the customer. This confirms the leading market position of RUAG Aviation in this sector.... More

    • 01.02.2017
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    New, modern and customer-oriented – a complete new look for the RUAG Website

    RUAG's website has been completely revamped and was launched at the end of January. The new-look website www.ruag.com focuses upon the space, air and land market segments, incorporating all the services and products provided by the five RUAG divisions; Space, Aerostructures, Aviation, Ammotec and Defence. The totally redesigned navigation concept focuses on the customer and potential employees, making it easier than ever to contact the company. ... More

    • 28.01.2017
    • Space
    • Media release

    Key role for RUAG Space in new Hispasat satellite

    On 28 January 2017, the latest Hispasat communications satellite was successfully brought into orbit by an Arianespace Soyuz rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou. Essential mechanical and electronic components were supplied by RUAG and will operate and control the satellite during its 15-year mission. Among these are the satellite structure, thermal systems, mechanisms, as well as data management systems.... More

    • 27.01.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG completes cabin interior refurbishment during heavy maintenance check on Challenger CL604

    The one-stop shop at RUAG Aviation in Munich optimised the downtime required for a Bombardier Challenger CL604 heavy maintenance event. Responding to the request of the aircraft owner, the 192-month maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) inspection included a full cabin refurbishment for the older aircraft. The Challenger CL604 aircraft, registered in the Middle East, was delivered on time and to complete customer satisfaction.... More

    • 25.01.2017
    • Land, Defence, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG wins important contract for the French army

    RUAG Defence is strengthening its position as the global leader in simulation systems by providing equipment to the combat training centres of the French Army.... More

    • 25.01.2017
    • Land, Cyber Security, Defence, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG completes acquisition of cyber security company Clearswift

    RUAG Defence has successfully completed the acquisition of the British cyber security company Clearswift announced in December 2016. This acquisition enables RUAG to enhance key aspects of its current product and service portfolio in the area of cyber security.... More

    • 17.01.2017
    • Land, Ammotec, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG acquires Italian wholesaler Turfer di Turelli Luca & C. SRL

    RUAG Ammotec is strengthening its own wholesale business and taking over the Italian wholesaler of hunting and sports weapons, ammunition and accessories.... More

    • 13.01.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Dornier 228, Business Jets, Subsystems & Components
    • Media release

    RUAG marks delivery of 15,000 flight data recorders

    RUAG Aviation announces the completion of over 15,000 flight data recorder (FDR) maintenance events. This latest milestone for the industry leader in aircraft component MRO was achieved in the final quarter of 2016. RUAG Aviation’s one-stop shop services at its Munich location, features a dedicated, in-house component service centre for business aircraft industry. The centre guarantees a turnaround time of just 3 days for any single component.... More

    • 12.01.2017
    • Air, Aviation, Business Jets
    • Media release

    FAA grants RUAG approvals for Gulfstream G550 maintenance at Munich location

    RUAG Aviation has extended their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approvals to include full maintenance services for Gulfstream G550 aircraft at their Munich-based facilities. FAA registered aircraft are now able to benefit from the comprehensive portfolio of support services available from RUAG Aviation. This announcement follows the recent extension of the EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation approvals for the Gulfstream G550.
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    • 11.01.2017
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    FHNW wins Innovation Prize for space industry research, supported by RUAG Space

    An invention in the area of satellite construction by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, with support from its industrial partner RUAG Space, has been awarded the 2016 YPSOMED Innovation Prize. The automation process subsequently developed on the basis of this invention contributed to the project partner RUAG Space acquiring a major project.... More

    • 09.01.2017
    • Air, Dornier 228, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG names new Dornier 228 Authorised Service Centre in Bern-Belp, Switzerland

    Dornier 228 aircraft are now able to take advantage of full Authorised Service Centre (ASC) services and capabilities at the RUAG Aviation location in Bern-Belp, Switzerland. The announcement, by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) RUAG Aviation, confirms the availability of full services in support of Dornier 228 aircraft owners and operators and their requirements for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), refurbishments, and system upgrades.
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2016

    • 20.12.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Cyber Security, Defence, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG acquires Cyber Security specialist Clearswift

    The RUAG Defence division is acquiring the British Cyber Security specialist Clearswift. With this acquisition, RUAG is making a significant investment in the expansion and long-term development of its cyber security business. Clearswift's leading products will be a significant addition to the RUAG Defence Cyber Security business unit. As previously announced, the business unit will be headed by cyber security expert Dietmar Thelen as of 1 January 2017.... More

    • 15.12.2016
    • Air, Dornier 228, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG delivers third Dornier 228 from new series production to customer NCA

    RUAG Aviation announces the delivery of the third Dornier 228 from new series production to New Central Airservice (NCA), on 14 December 2016, fulfilling the terms of the purchase agreement announced in July of this year. The Japanese operator, and return Dornier 228 customer, together with longstanding partner, Sojitz Aerospace Corporation (SOASCO), were on hand to take official delivery of the new Dornier 228 aircraft at the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) production site at Oberpfaffe... More

    • 09.12.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Cyber Security, Defence, Group
    • Media release

    Cyber Security to become its own business unit

    RUAG is significantly ramping up its cyber security activities. The next step will be to establish the independent Cyber Security Business Unit as of 1 January 2017. The business unit will be led by internationally experienced manager and cyber security expert Dietmar Thelen.... More

    • 08.12.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Statement by RUAG regarding business activities in the UAE:RUAG present in United Arab Emirates for over 20 years

    Media reports have appeared about the RUAG subsidiary RUAG Simulation Company LLC in Abu Dhabi which fail to take some key aspects into account. RUAG, an international technology group, states its position as follows:... More

    • 29.11.2016
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG technology is key enabler for OneWeb

    RUAG Space will supply the structures for the OneWeb satellite constellation. A contract between OneWeb Satellites, the company responsible for constructing the OneWeb satellites, and RUAG Space has been signed that anticipates delivery of structures for 900 satellites by the end of 2020.... More

    • 28.11.2016
    • Air, RUAG Australia, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Australia successfully wins Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Grant from the Commonwealth of Australia for Laser Repair Technology

    RUAG Australia is a world leader in Laser Cladding technology. RUAG Australia’s submission for Laser Cladding Repair Technology was successful in being selected for further development under Round 20 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program in Australia.... More

    • 28.11.2016
    • Air, Helicopter, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG named Authorised Service Centre for the AW139 by Leonardo

    RUAG Aviation has secured Authorised Service Centre status for the Leonardo AW139 helicopter at its locations in Sion and Lugano, Switzerland. This authorisation confirms RUAG Aviation as a full support partner for the AW139 helicopter, including all maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), as well as warranty services.... More

    • 17.11.2016
    • Air, Dornier 228, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG opens regional component repair centre at the International Aerospace Centre in Subang, Malaysia

    The official opening of the new RUAG Aviation component repair centre in Subang, Malaysia, confirms the aircraft provider’s commitment to the region. The centre serves the company’s position as a component services hub for aviation customers and OEMs in Asia. The announcement of the opening follows on a successful audit and European Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval.
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    • 02.11.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG develops economical EASA STC for ADS-B Out update for Dassault Falcon 2000 and 2000EX

    RUAG Aviation announces it has earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out update as mandated by both EASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The upgrade solution was purpose-developed to be fast and economical, and can be implemented with minimum downtime. The STC is available for upgrades to Dassault Falcon 2000 and 2000EX platforms working on Rockwell Collins’ GPS 4000S and ProLine 21 or... More

    • 24.10.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG completes 10-year inspection of Nigeria-based Dornier 328

    RUAG Aviation has successfully completed a 10-year inspection on an African based Dornier 328-300 business jet, finishing the project on schedule, within budget, and to full customer satisfaction. The major check was carried out at RUAG Aviation’s Dornier 328 Service Centre in Berne. Full transparency and a quick and reliable turnaround time remain essential criteria for the Nigerian customer, Air Peace. 24/7 availability for communication throughout the project provided additional support for c... More

    • 20.10.2016
    • Air, Aviation, RUAG Australia
    • Media release

    RUAG Australia wins lead assignment in four technology groups for F-35 regional sustainment

    In a major coup for the national Defence Industry, Australia has won 10 of the initial 11 component categories available to partner countries for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter regional sustainment. Starting in 2025, RUAG Australia will have lead responsibility within the Pacific Region for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Joint Strike Fighter components in four Repair Technology Groups - Valves (RTG F), Auxiliary Power Systems (RTG G), Landing Gear Components (RTG L) and Hydraulics, Pneumatic... More

    • 19.10.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG exceeds 500 Winslow life raft maintenance events to date

    RUAG Aviation announces the completion of its 500th life raft maintenance event on Winslow equipment. The milestone for the industry leader in aircraft component MRO was achieved in the first week of October 2016. RUAG Aviation’s one-stop shop services at its Munich location, features the industry’s only dedicated, in-house component service centre. The centre guarantees a turnaround time of just 3 days for any single component.... More

    • 12.10.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG TalentsDay at "Thun meets Army & Air Force"

    On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October 2016, a major armed forces event, "Thun meets Army & Air Force", will be held in Thun. As a major employer and provider of apprenticeship positions in the region, RUAG will be present at the event and will be giving insights into its vocational training programme. Amateur marksmen and women will be able to pitch their skills against Switzerland's best biathletes in an air rifle shooting contest.... More

    • 11.10.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG expands compliance and risk management system

    ... More

    • 27.09.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG achieves approvals for Bombardier Challenger CL604 and CL605 in Geneva

    RUAG Aviation announces the extension of EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation and FAA approvals to include line maintenance for Bombardier Challenger CL604 and CL605 at its facilities in Geneva. At the same time, the company also confirms the supplement to the approvals for Malaysian registered aircraft.... More

    • 19.09.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG completes full repainting for Gulfstream aircraft

    The specialist aircraft painting facilities at RUAG Aviation in Munich successfully delivered a fully repainted Gulfstream aircraft to complete customer satisfaction.... More

    • 14.09.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Find out about 13 apprenticeship subjects at the RUAG TalentsDay

    Training the next generation of employees is a high priority for the international technology group RUAG. As of mid-October, RUAG will be offering insights into 13 apprenticeship occupations available across ten different Swiss locations. At the RUAG TalentsDay, the doors will be wide open to anyone interested in vocational training and apprenticeships.... More

    • 09.09.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG adds Gulfstream G550 to its MRO service portfolio

    Owners and operators of Gulfstream G550 are now set to benefit from a comprehensive range of aircraft services and expertise in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). RUAG Aviation announces the extension of the EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation approvals to include line and base maintenance for the Gulfstream G550 at its facilities in Munich. This is the latest addition to RUAG Aviation’s expanded portfolio of business aviation MRO capabilities.... More

    • 25.08.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG first-half figures well ahead of previous year

    In the first half of 2016 the international technology group RUAG lifted its net sales by 8.7% to CHF 896 million despite a challenging business environment. Moreover, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to CHF 66 million, a 40.7% increase over the prior-year period. ... More

    • 08.08.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG opens new showroom for cabin interiors in Munich

    RUAG Aviation unveils a new showroom at its Munich location. Dedicated to cabin interiors, the new facility provides customers with expert guidance and support, enabling the successful navigation of a personalised cabin design process. It also features a materials selection centre, displaying a comprehensive range of materials and finishes – from the finest leathers to luxurious wooden veneers.
    ... More

    • 03.08.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG delivers first overhauled ATR landing gear shipset

    RUAG Aviation announces the successful delivery of an overhauled ATR landing gear shipset after 35 days. This announcement marks a company first for RUAG Aviation. The competitive turnaround time is significantly faster than average and proves the company’s established competency in landing gear maintenance. This event secures the expansion of the RUAG Aviation service portfolio to include the ATR aircraft market.
    ... More

    • 28.07.2016
    • Air, Dornier 228, Aviation
    • Media release

    Dornier 228 proves best link for island communities – RUAG takes new order for 2 aircraft

    RUAG Aviation has secured a new agreement for the sale of 2 new production Dornier 228 aircraft. The versatile aircraft will serve island communities in passenger and cargo operations, providing a reliable and cost-effective link to the mainland. The agreement was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow on 13 July 2016.
    ... More

    • 28.07.2016
    • Space, Air, Aerostructures, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG signs long-term contract with Airbus

    RUAG Aerostructures has signed a long-term contract with Airbus for the delivery of fuselage structures for the Airbus A320 family.... More

    • 12.07.2016
    • Air, Helicopter, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    Bell Helicopter names RUAG Aviation as CSF in Switzerland

    Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, named RUAG Aviation as Bell Helicopter’s newest Customer Service Facility (CSF).... More

    • 11.07.2016
    • Air, Dornier 228, Aviation
    • Media release

    Japan’s NCA expands its Dornier 228 fleet and orders an additional aircraft from RUAG

    RUAG Aviation and its longstanding partner Sojitz Aerospace Corporation (SOASCO) have concluded a purchase agreement for a new Dornier 228 aircraft to be delivered to New Central Airservice (NCA), expanding the Tokyo-area-based airline’s Dornier fleet. SOASCO and RUAG Aviation have enjoyed a strong business relationship that has spanned over two decades.
    ... More

    • 11.07.2016
    • Air, Dornier 228, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG gains FAA approval for upgraded Dornier 228-212

    RUAG Aviation announces it has secured approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its upgraded Dornier 228-212 aircraft. The FAA Amended Type Certificate is a further milestone for the Dornier new production programme. RUAG Aviation is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228 and holds FAA approval for the aircraft, dated from 1990.
    ... More

    • 11.07.2016
    • Air, Dornier 228, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG brings the Dornier 228 to the North American aviation market

    RUAG Aviation announces the introduction of the new production model Dornier 228 aircraft in the North American aviation market. This move is an important step in ensuring worldwide availability of the high performance aircraft for special missions, as well as advanced passenger and cargo operations. The announcement follows on the recent news of expanded FAA approvals for the upgraded Dornier 228-212. RUAG Aviation also names AMC Aviation, LLC, a subsidiary of Legacy Warbirds, LLC in Raleigh, N... More

    • 11.07.2016
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG sells opto-electronics business line to Thales Alenia Space

    RUAG announced today the signature of a definitive agreement to sell its opto-electronics business line to Thales Alenia Space. The transaction is subject to the usual closing conditions, and should be finalized by the end of the year. Both parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.... More

    • 20.06.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG completes 96 month check on Russian registered Challenger 850

    RUAG Aviation completed a 96 month check on a Russian registered Bombardier Challenger 850 fully on schedule and to complete customer satisfaction. The customer experienced maximum transparency and RUAG Aviation’s one-stop shop expertise which were both key contributors to the overall success of the project. The MRO service provider also cites the recently achieved, unlimited approvals from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency for Russian registered civil aircraft certification.
    ... More

    • 16.06.2016
    • Group
    • Media release

    RUAG invests in IT security and defends itself against unfounded accusations

    RUAG rejects all accusations that the technology group failed to utilize the indicators from MELANI, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance, in the company's security systems. RUAG has always used the information from MELANI to examine its systems immediately. RUAG is aware of the increasing significance of IT security, and is investing more in its own IT security systems and the area of cyber security... More

    • 01.06.2016
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG closes sale of OEI Opto AG

    RUAG has closed the sale of OEI Opto AG to the aerospace company Thales Alenia Space. On 2 November, the two companies signed an agreement to complete the transaction, and the deal was announced by both companies in July. Thales Alenia Space will retain all OEI Opto AG’s current employees.... More

    • 31.05.2016
    • Space, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG acquires the whole of HTS – expansion of market position in Germany

    The RUAG Space division of the international technology group RUAG has acquired the whole of HTS, a German technology company located near Dresden. This means that all five divisions of the RUAG Group now have their own development or production site in Germany.... More

    • 31.05.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG signs ASC agreement with GE

    RUAG Aviation has been named an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the General Electric (GE) CF34-10E series engine.... More

    • 20.05.2016
    • Air, Dornier 228, Aviation
    • Media release

    Second new-production Dornier 228 aircraft for Aurigny Air Services

    Dornier 228 OEM RUAG Aviation has received a new order from Guernsey’s flag carrier airline Aurigny Air Services Ltd. for a second Dornier 228 aircraft, following the on-schedule delivery of the first aircraft at the end of last year.
    ... More

    • 20.05.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG completes first EASA-approved installation of the Cobham AVIATOR 200 on Pilatus PC-12

    RUAG Aviation has successfully completed the first installation of the Cobham AVIATOR 200 SATCOM on the Pilatus PC-12, in line with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards. The communications solution, featuring complete office-in-the-sky functionality, was installed at the RUAG site in Geneva, Switzerland, holder of the exclusive rights to Pro Star Aviation’s EASA STC for this model of aircraft.... More

    • 20.05.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG rated “one of the best Bombardier Global Service Centers”

    Business jets operations has completed one of its most challenging one-stop shop projects to date, earning high praise from a prominent customer. In February 2014, RUAG Aviation received a request from a Bombardier Global Express XRS customer for a high-end, complete refurbishment of the cabin interior, as well as system upgrades, an 8C check and full aircraft repainting. The project was brought to a successful conclusion in January 2016.
    ... More

    • 20.05.2016
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Approved for Certification of Russian Registered Civil Aircraft

    RUAG Aviation has achieved full certification approvals for Russian registered civil aircraft. Issued on April 7 (Munich) and 5 May (Geneva) 2016, Russian certification is granted indefinitely for the RUAG service facilities in Munich (D) and Geneva (CH). Included are business jets from the Bombardier Challenger/Global Series, Embraer Legacy and Lineage, Dassault Falcon, Beech and Pilatus.
    ... More

    • 12.05.2016
    • Group
    • Media release

    Cyber attack on RUAG: major damage averted

    Cybercrime strikes Switzerland: RUAG has considerable IT expertise and many years of successful experience in the security field. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as 100% security. With the support of federal agencies, an attack on RUAG has been detected and halted. Further damage has thus been averted.... More

    • 29.04.2016
    • Group
    • Media release

    Engineers would choose RUAG

    Once again this year, technology group RUAG has been voted one of the most popular employers among budding Swiss engineers. The recent Universum study puts RUAG among the top ten favourites for the fifth time running. Almost every tenth engineering student rated RUAG as an ideal employer.... More

    • 22.04.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Dividend payable to the Swiss Confederation more than doubled to CHF 47 million

    The 17th Annual General Meeting of RUAG Holding Ltd. was held yesterday (Thursday) in the new Space Hall in Emmen, Canton Lucerne. ... More

    • 20.04.2016
    • Air, Aerostructures, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG receives Best Improver award from Airbus

    Airbus has bestowed its Best Improver award on RUAG Aerostructures for its excellent reliability as a supplier and for the quality of its products. RUAG Aerostructures manufactures fuselage structures for the Airbus A320 and A330 families as well as wingtips for the A380.... More

    • 21.03.2016
    • Air, Aerostructures, Group, RUAG Real Estate
    • Media release

    RUAG invests CHF 23 million in a surface treatment centre for aviation in Emmen

    RUAG is expanding an existing industrial building for the installation of a surface treatment facility at the Emmen industrial park. The new construction has been designed as an extension of the existing Hall 7, which was built in 2001. The investment of around CHF 23 million for the building and equipment will promote Emmen – and thus the region – as a business location. The symbolic ground-breaking ceremony was held today.... More

    • 17.03.2016
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG increases profits despite difficult year

    Despite some extraordinary obstacles such as the appreciation of the Swiss franc and export embargoes, RUAG increased its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) substantially in 2015, bringing the total to CHF 137 million (previous year: CHF 113 million).... More

    • 03.03.2016
    • Land, Defence, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG to continue operating the combat training centres of the Swiss Armed Forces

    After a competitive bidding process, RUAG Defence has received a con-tract from the Federal Office for Defence Procurement (armasuisse) to continue operating the combat training centres in Switzerland for the next five years. The contract includes management, operation of the centres' system platforms, technical service, logistics, infrastructure & property.... More

    • 04.02.2016
    • Land, Defence, Group
    • Media release

    GAVAP is now called RUAG Defence France

    As of 1 February 2016, GAVAP is conducting its business activities under the name RUAG Defence France SAS. Following the acquisition of GAVAP by RUAG Holding France SAS in 2013, the renaming is further proof of RUAG’s commitment to the French site and its customers.... More

2015

    • 17.12.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG nominates 21 apprentices for the RUAG Swiss Selection Team

    RUAG has nominated a total of 21 apprentices for its Swiss Selection Team. The talented young employees want to qualify for the Swiss skills championships next year and for World Skills in Abu Dhabi in 2017. The nominees are aiming high: They intend to win at least one medal in every discipline at the championships.... More

    • 15.12.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG prolongs additional working hours and pays bonus in recognition

    Due to the persistent strength of the Swiss franc, international technology group RUAG is prolonging the additional working hours introduced in 2015 in some areas up to the end of July 2016 at the latest. All employees affected will receive a recognition bonus of CHF 100 for each month worked. Further efforts and efficiency improvements are necessary to ensure the long-term profitability of the areas affected. The extension has been negotiated together with the employee representatives.... More

    • 27.11.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG receives major contract for Gripen from Saab

    The Swedish defence and security company Saab has awarded the Swiss technology group RUAG the contract for the series production of payload mountings for the Gripen E/F fighter aircraft to Sweden and Brazil. The contract is worth more than CHF 80 million in total. This further strengthens the solid industrial partnership between Saab and Swiss company RUAG and secures their long-term collaboration.... More

    • 27.11.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG: Two million refrigeration appliances recycled – more than four million tonnes of CO2 saved

    RUAG Environment in Altdorf recycled its two-millionth refrigerator at the end of November 2015. Correctly disposing of CFCs has saved around 4.3 million tonnes of CO2 in over 20 years.... More

    • 23.10.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG 2015 vocational training conference: Vocational training as a competitive factor

    The third RUAG vocational training conference was opened today, Friday, in Berne by Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Amman. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hans-Peter Schwald, and biathlete Benjamin Weger then spoke on the topic of vocational training as a competitive factor. The company will also hold a "TalentsDay" tomorrow, Saturday: Various RUAG sites in Switzerland will open their doors to young people interested in a vocational training opportunity at RUAG.... More

    • 20.10.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG receives "Best Overall Performance Award" from Bombardier

    In early October 2015, Bombardier presented RUAG Aerostructures with the "Best Overall Performance Award" in connection with the final assembly of the Bombardier CRJ aircraft. RUAG Aerostructures received the main award due to its outstanding performance in the "Quality lmprovement" and "Ontime Delivery lmprovement" categories.... More

    • 16.10.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Talents Day 2015 - RUAG scouts for new talent

    Honing professional skills among young talents is given a very high priority at the international technology group RUAG. At the RUAG Talents Day being held on Saturday 24 October 2015, the RUAG sites at Alpnach, Berne, Emmen, Interlaken, Stans, Thun, Zurich and Zweisimmen will open their doors to anyone interested in training for a career with the group. Lodrino will be holding its Talents Day on 17 October 2015, and the event in Bure will be on 23 October 2015.... More

    • 01.10.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG brings in short-time work in Nyon

    As of 1 October 2015, international technology group RUAG will be introducing short-time work at its Nyon site owing to the worsened order situation. This will affect all 72 employees, including management. The average reduction due to short-time working is 20 percent, and is expected to last until the end of 2015. This measure has been agreed with the employee representatives.... More

    • 25.09.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG: Andreas Fitze named best IT Manager in Switzerland

    On 24 September, Andreas Fitze, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at RUAG, received the Swiss "CIO Award 2015". He was presented with the award during the closing gala of the 4th Confare Swiss CIO & IT Manager Summit in Zurich. In explaining its decision, the jury cited the complete revamping of IT at RUAG over the last two years, which was implemented under his supervision. ... More

    • 25.09.2015
    • Air, Aviation, RUAG Australia
    • Media release

    RUAG appoints new Managing Director for RUAG Australia

    The targeted positioning and strengthening of RUAG Aviation within the Australian and Asia-Pacific aviation markets continues with the appointment of John Teager as Managing Director of RUAG Australia, effective 1 January 2016. Teager, a decorated RAF and RAAF officer and seasoned aviation industry professional, joined RUAG Australia in 2013 as Vice President Sales & Marketing. He succeeds Thomas Gehring, who is joining the RUAG Group in Bern, Switzerland.... More

    • 25.08.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG: Earnings stable despite the Swiss franc's strength and a critical export situation

    International technology group RUAG managed to maintain its profit margin and generate stable earnings in the first half of the year despite difficult global economic conditions. The Group posted an organic decline in sales of 5.4% (CHF 49 million) due to revenue being deferred into the second half of the year, when RUAG expects to be able to make up for this decline. ... More

    • 10.08.2015
    • Air, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    RUAG acquires new customer for the Dornier 228

    During the recently finished Paris Air Show, RUAG Aviation signed an agreement with Guernsey's flag carrier airline Aurigny Air Services Ltd. for the sale of a Dornier 228 NG, scheduled for delivery by the end of 2015.... More

    • 03.08.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG and ULA establish a strategic partnership

    U.S. launch vehicle manufacturer United Launch Alliance (ULA) and RUAG intend to further strengthen their cooperation. To this end, the two companies announced today a new strategic partnership in which RUAG will establish a U.S. composites production capability located within ULA’s Decatur factory.... More

    • 23.07.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG Ammotec in Thun increases working hours

    Thun-based RUAG Ammotec, which relies heavily on exports, is faced with a currency disadvantage against foreign competitors owing to the strong Swiss franc. As an additional measure the company will introduce increased working hours for the 300 or so employees as of the beginning of August 2015. This measure is initially limited to the current year. ... More

    • 29.06.2015
    • Space, Air, Land
    • Media release

    Interview with Andreas Fitze

    The latest issue of specialist magazine Computerworld features an extensive interview with RUAG Defence CIO Andreas Fitze. As part of the "Swiss CIO" article series, Andreas discusses ongoing projects, explains why cloud solutions should not be the exception, and gives an insight into his exciting day-to-day work. ... More

    • 17.06.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG Space wins payload fairings contract

    RUAG Space will continue to supply the payload fairings for Europe’s small Vega launch vehicle. On Tuesday at the Paris Air Show, Pierluigi Pirrelli, CEO of Vega’s prime contractor ELV (European Launch Vehicle), and Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG Space, signed a contract for RUAG to supply a total of ten payload fairings by the year 2018. The two parties agreed not to disclose the contract’s value.... More

    • 17.06.2015
    • Air, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG gets under way with military upgrade programmes

    Emmen, Switzerland, 17th June 2015. Following the successful conclusion of the Super Puma helicopter programme last year, RUAG Aviation is currently pressing ahead with the Cougar prototype upgrade. Although RUAG can build on much of the experience gained from the Super Puma project, the Cougar, a newer generation helicopter, presents a number of its own challenges. RUAG's main task in this latest project is to unify the two different fleets by installingthe same cockpit architecture.... More

    • 16.06.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG to build meteorological instruments and structures for Europe’s new weather satellites

    RUAG Space will supply meteorological instruments and structures for the second generation of Europe’s Metop weather satellites. At the Paris Air Show, representatives from prime contractor Airbus Defence and Space and RUAG Space signed contracts for these supplies with a total value of roughly 60 million Euro.... More

    • 15.06.2015
    • Air, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation to start serial production of the Dornier 228

    Emmen, Switzerland, 15th June 2015. RUAG Aviation has taken the first steps towards bringing serial production of the Dornier 228 online. The move, which was announced against the backdrop of the International Paris Air Show, sends a clear signal to the market that RUAG is strongly committed to its Dornier 228 program and expects steady growth in this segment.... More

    • 10.06.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG sponsors the Federal Shooting Festival

    RUAG is supporting the 2015 Federal Shooting Festival (ESF2015) as a sponsor of the awards and individual classes. Furthermore, the company – which supplies the RWS and GECO brands – will itself be attending ESF2015. Around 75% of the ammunition used at the event is produced by RUAG.... More

    • 21.05.2015
    • Air, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG signs teaming agreement with ENAER

    Emmen, Switzerland, 21th May 2015. RUAG Aviation, an international leading supplier, support provider and integrator of aircraft systems and components, has signed a teaming agreement with Chilean aerospace firm Empresa Nacional de Aeronáutica de Chile (ENAER), marking a significant milestone in its international growth strategy.... More

    • 20.05.2015
    • Air, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation: Design your own aircraft livery with the RUAG Paint Configurator

    Emmen, Switzerland, 20 May 2013. A service that has long been offered in the premium ranges of the automotive industry is now available in the aircraft industry thanks to RUAG Aviation, who have further developed it to deliver unparalleled customisation possibilities.

    As of May, the RUAG Aviation "Paint Centre of Excellence" will offer a new and unique online service for designing aircraft paintwork. Thanks to the RUAG Paint Configurator, aircraft owners and operators are now able design the e
    ... More

    • 20.05.2015
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG, Satcom1 and B/E Aerospace jointly offer increased bandwidth and connectivity aboard the Dassault Falcon 7X

    European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, Geneva, 20 May 2015:... More

    • 15.05.2015
    • Space, Air, Land
    • Media release

    RUAG completes acquisition of Patria’s space business

    The sale of Patria’s space business to RUAG is now complete. On 7 May the two contracting parties completed the final transaction steps as planned. The Finnish company’s space activities are being transferred to the newly founded RUAG Space Finland, which is also taking on all 29 employees.... More

    • 30.04.2015
    • Space, Air, Land
    • Media release

    RUAG increases working hours in selected units

    RUAG is increasing working hours in selected units, predominantly those which are export-oriented. The international technology group is faced with a competitive disadvantage against foreign competitors owing to the strong Swiss franc. For 650 of the approximately 4,400 RUAG employees in Switzerland, this means 43 weekly working hours instead of 40 from 1 May 2015. The additional working hours will be enforced temporarily until the end of 2015. ... More

    • 28.04.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Position statement: Assessment of RUAG by Transparency International

    The rating awarded to RUAG in the Anti-Corruption Index published yesterday by Transparency International does not correspond to the current situation. The rating does not include improvements that have already been implemented and put into practice. RUAG has always taken a zero-tolerance stance on corruption and will continue to do so.... More

    • 17.04.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG increasingly attractive for engineers

    RUAG is one of the seven most popular companies among Switzerland's future engineers. Compared to last year, RUAG has gone up two places, according to the latest survey by Universum. This puts the Swiss industrial group, which operates in the areas of Aerospace and Defence, in the top ten engineering employers for the fourth time in succession.... More

    • 18.03.2015
    • Space, Air, Land
    • Media release

    RUAG awarded Bayerischer Qualitätspreis 2015

    RUAG Aerostructures in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, has been awarded the Bayerischer Qualitätspreis 2015 in recognition of its outstanding results in all the quality criteria. RUAG is one of three industrial companies to receive awards from the Bavarian State Ministry in ten categories, including quality strategy, quality costs, quality in research and development, and quality in production.... More

    • 17.03.2015
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG completes major upgrade on a Dassault Falcon 900

    RUAG Aviation‘s Geneva maintenance facility under contract with Malaysia’s Airod Sdn Bhd has recently carried out an extensive upgrade on a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Falcon 900 aircraft. Securing this major check followed a successful relationship in engine and component repair and overhaul between the two organisations on other aircraft types.... More

    • 03.03.2015
    • Air, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    Dornier 228 Demonstrator Aircraft Tours Oman

    Versatile aircraft ideal for scenic flights to complement growing tourism sector... More

    • 03.03.2015
    • Air, RUAG Australia, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG and MOOG enter into a cooperation to exploit SPD Technology

    RUAG Aviation and MOOG have concluded a cooperation to market repair solutions with the use of Supersonic Particle Deposition (SPD) Technology developed at RUAG’s facilities in Australia. SPD also known as Cold Spray is a unique solid-state materials consolidation process that utilizes high velocity particles to build up depositions on existing materials and/or free-standing structures without the use of thermal intervention.... More

    • 25.02.2015
    • Air, RUAG Australia, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG signs Defence contract for Multi-Aircraft Hydraulic and Undercarriage Systems Support (MAHUSS) with Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)

    Emmen, Switzerland, 25th February 2015. RUAG announces the award of a multi-million dollar defence contract for Multi Aircraft Hydraulic and Undercarriage Systems Support to RUAG Australia.... More

    • 19.02.2015
    • Air, Aviation, RUAG Australia
    • Media release

    "Rosebank Engineering Australia” to be rebranded to “RUAG Australia Pty Ltd”

    As of 24 February 2015 “Rosebank Engineering Australia” will be conducting business as “RUAG Australia Pty Ltd”.... More

    • 03.02.2015
    • Air, Engineering
    • Media release

    Breeze-Eastern Appoints RUAG as Center of Excellence

    Whippany, N.J., USA and Emmen, Switzerland, 26. February 2015.... More

    • 29.01.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG sites at Hombrechtikon, Mägenwil and Brunnen to be concentrated in Zurich and Thun regions in medium term

    To strengthen the position of the RUAG Defence division, the majority of activities at the three sites Hombrechtikon, Mägenwil and Brunnen will be concentrated in the Zurich and Thun regions. Hombrechtikon and Mägenwil, which employ about 35 and 15 people respectively, will be transferred to the Zurich region at the end of 2015. Most activities at the Brunnen site, which has a workforce of around 110, will be transferred to the Zurich and Thun regions in the first half of 2017. ... More

    • 19.01.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG: Earnings up, all divisions profitable

    International technology group RUAG posted slightly higher net sales of CHF 1,781 million in 2014 compared to the previous year (CHF 1,752 million). Net profit grew by CHF 8 million to CHF 102 million, passing the CHF 100 million mark for the first time. All five divisions operated profitably and contributed to the positive Group result. Civilian business accounted for 57% (56%) of net sales, and the share of foreign sales reached 63% (61%) – both figures new highs.... More

    • 08.01.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Reorganization of RUAG Aerostructures' Emmen site.

    The RUAG Aerostructures division's Emmen site is being strategically realigned and adapted to meet current and future market conditions. In addition to various modifications to processes, some HR measures are also necessary. The employee representatives have been notified of the planned measures. The employees concerned will be informed about their situation personally by the end of January.... More

    • 07.01.2015
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG acquires hunting and sport trading company Glaser Handels AG

    International technology group RUAG is taking over Glaser Handels AG, Winterthur, the leading wholesaler on the Swiss market for hunting and sports guns, ammunition and accessories.... More

2014

    • 09.12.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG installed the first Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 Upgrade on the Falcon 2000

    RUAG Aviation has recently installed the first European Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 Upgrade on the Falcon 2000. The upgrade is now available for Pro Line 4-equipped Falcon 2000 and 2000EX aircraft and is approved by both the FAA and EASA.... More

    • 13.10.2014
    • Air, Helicopter, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation upgrade improves safety and comfort of AS350

    A comprehensive upgrade programme has been completed by RUAG Aviation on an Airbus Helicopter AS350 B3e. The modifications performed enhance the helicopter to provide improved all-round safety and performance, as well as tailored VIP comfort in its interior.... More

    • 01.09.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation and Rheinland Air Service jointly offer ATR 42/72 landing gear MRO

    RUAG Aviation and Rheinland Air Service are collaborating in order to better support the worldwide client base of ATR 42/72 aircraft. The combined services solution includes landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) by RUAG facilities in Interlaken, Switzerland, and dummy, loaner and exchange landing gear sets, along with removal, installation and other aircraft maintenance services by Rheinland Air Service.... More

    • 26.08.2014
    • Air, Self Protection, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation and HISS Inc. team up for electronic warfare solutions

    RUAG Aviation and HISS Inc. recently signed a teaming agreement to deliver turnkey electronic warfare solutions to airborne platforms, with a focus on the Integrated Self-Protection System, which was developed by RUAG Aviation together with Saab, as well as other related systems.... More

    • 19.08.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation provides real wood flooring for business and private jets together with LIST components & furniture GMBH

    RUAG Aviation now provides real wood flooring as an option for owners and operators looking to enhance the quality of their cabin environment. Developed by Austria’s LIST components & furniture GmbH, the wood flooring can be installed by RUAG Aviation on various different aircraft types.
    ... More

    • 20.05.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation and YASAVA’s ASTRALTM Design program delivers flight couture – experience it at EBACE 2014

    RUAG Aviation and YASAVA have joined forces to deliver the innovative ASTRALTM Design concept for long-range large-cabin business jets such as the Dassault Falcon 7X, Bombardier Globals and Embraer Lineage 1000.... More

    • 20.05.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation, Satcom1 and EMTEQ jointly offer increased bandwidth and connectivity aboard the Dassault Falcon 7X

    RUAG Aviation, Satcom1 and EMTEQ are together providing a fully EASA-approved add-on solution for existing connectivity installations on all Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft.... More

    • 20.05.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation: New Authorised Service Centre for life rafts

    Delivering safety and shelter in emergency situations, functioning life rafts are essential aboard all aircraft. Committed to maximising passenger and crew safety in the event of emergency water landings, RUAG Aviation is newly an Authorised Service Centre for UTC Aerospace Systems / Winslow (USA) life rafts for business jets.... More

    • 20.05.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation delivers GTN 650 upgrade

    RUAG Aviation is now officially certified to upgrade the Garmin GNS 430 GPS system to the advanced GTN 650 touchscreen system on all EASA-registered Airbus Helicopters EC 120 platforms.... More

    • 03.03.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation completes narrow-body VIP painting on A320

    A comprehensive and detailed narrow-body VIP paint project has been successfully completed by RUAG Aviation on an Airbus A320. Undertaken as a maintenance repaint, the project was carried out at RUAG Aviation’s highly advanced Paint Shop in Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. ... More

    • 19.02.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation to receive EASA STC G600 for Viking DHC-300

    RUAG Aviation is due to receive a new EASA certification for the integration of Dual Garmin G600 avionic suites with Midcontinent Standby Attitude Module (SAM) instrumentation for the Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 aircraft. The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) takes effect at the end of February 2014.
    ... More

    • 10.02.2014
    • Air, Dornier 228, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG delivers first Dornier 228 to Venezuela

    A Dornier 228-212 arrived at Venezuela’s Maracay Airport at the end of January 2014 – the first of ten Dornier 228 in passenger configuration ordered by the Venezuelan government.
    ... More

    • 10.02.2014
    • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation completes Twin Otter re-life project

    A 33 year old DHC-6 Twin Otter has received a new lease on life, following a comprehensive overhaul and upgrade project completed by RUAG Aviation at their facility in Bern-Belp, Switzerland. The re-life project was performed on behalf of Blue Bird Aviation Yemen, which owns the DHC-6 Twin Otter 7O-ADH MSN 764 and approached RUAG Aviation following successful experiences with engine and component overhauls.
    ... More

    • 27.01.2014
    • Air, Engineering, Aviation
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation and Patria Aviation team up for F/A-18 support

    An Industry Teaming Agreement has been signed between Finland’s Patria Aviation and Switzerland’s RUAG Aviation. The two companies are collaborating to deliver life cycle support for the F/A-18 fleets of the Finnish and Swiss air forces, as well as those of other prospective customers.
    ... More

2013

    • 12.12.2013
    • Air, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation attains 2nd place Green Award for painting

    RUAG Aviation’s Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen Paint Shop has been honoured with the 2nd place besser lackieren. Green Award, in the category of in-house coating: companies with less than 50 employees. ... More

    • 12.12.2013
    • Air, Helicopter, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation opens new helicopter facility in Sion, Switzerland

    In a move to further improve support for its international customers, RUAG Aviation is establishing a new helicopter facility at Sion Airport in western Switzerland. Launching in early 2014, the facility will initially focus primarily on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. Further helicopter types may subsequently be added to the portfolio. ... More

    • 19.06.2013
    • Air, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    10 years of Dornier 228 support for Italian Army Aviation

    Emmen, Switzerland, 19 June 2013. RUAG Aviation and Italian Army Aviation mark 10 successful years of Dornier 228 support on 14 July 2013. ... More

    • 17.06.2013
    • Air, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation named authorised service centre for Cobham OBIGGS systems

    Emmen, Switzerland, 17 June 2013. Cobham and RUAG Aviation have announced the creation of a new authorised Cobham service centre at RUAG Aviation’s site in Interlaken, Switzerland. The service centre will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) as well as testing and inspection services for On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (OBIGGS) Nitrogen Inert Units (NIU) of Apache helicopters for the international community. ... More

    • 14.06.2013
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation receives Bombardier Outstanding Achievement Award

    Emmen, Switzerland, 14 June 2013. RUAG Aviation has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement under Bombardier’s Recognition & Mobilization Program. ... More

    • 14.06.2013
    • Air, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    New Central Airservice (Japan) expands its Dornier 228 fleet

    Emmen, Switzerland, 14 June 2013. New Central Airservice (NCA) enlarges its fleet with the purchase of a new Dornier 228 New Generation (NG) turboprop aircraft from RUAG Aviation. The acquisition was performed in collaboration with Sojitz Aerospace, the exclusive representative of the Dornier 228 in Japan. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for early December this year. ... More

    • 14.06.2013
    • Air, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    First Dornier 228 New Generation delivered to Bangladesh Navy

    Emmen, Switzerland, 14 June 2013. RUAG Aviation has delivered the first of two Dornier 228 New Generation aircraft to the Bangladesh Navy. The second unit is scheduled to be delivered at the end of June. ... More

    • 14.06.2013
    • Air, Engineering
    • Media release

    First appearance of the TH06 ISR Super Puma

    Emmen, Switzerland, 14 June 2013. The new TH06 ISR Super Puma will make its first appearance at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. Designed and upgraded by RUAG Aviation, the TH06 ISR showcases the company’s comprehensive engineering capabilities and ability to provide fully integrated solutions. ... More

    • 20.05.2013
    • Air, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation completes first D Inspection

    Emmen, Switzerland, 20 May 2013. RUAG Aviation has successfully completed its inaugural D Inspection, having performed the fully comprehensive project on a Piaggio P180 Avanti. ... More

    • 20.05.2013
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering
    • Media release

    New Lineage 1000 service centre in Munich

    Emmen, Switzerland, 20 May 2013. RUAG Aviation has been appointed as an Embraer Authorised Interior Warranty Repair Facility as well as an Embraer Authorised Service Centre for Lineage 1000 line maintenance. This new appointment supplements its present capacity as a Legacy 600/650 line and base maintenance facility. ... More

    • 20.05.2013
    • Air, Business Jets, Engineering
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation delivers first cabin completion project

    Emmen, 20 May 2013. A Bombardier CRJ200 airliner has been successfully converted into a ten-seat luxury VIP aircraft by RUAG Aviation’s Cabin Interior Program. ... More

    • 18.05.2013
    • Air, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG Aviation and Dassault Aviation celebrate 25 years of mutual success

    Emmen, Switzerland, 22 May 2013. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the highly successful partnership between RUAG Aviation and Dassault Aviation. ... More