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    • 18.12.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    European launcher Ariane and RUAG Space celebrate 40th anniversary

    The first launch of an Ariane rocket took place 40 years ago. RUAG Space looks back on a successful cooperation and 250 missions. ... More

    • 17.12.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG International upgrades Quick Access Recorder to USB standards for Bombardier Challenger 850 on behalf of VistaJet

    RUAG MRO International has provided a minor modification on the Quick Access Recorder (QAR) for Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft operated by VistaJet. The existing QAR unit has been upgraded to µQAR with USB standards to support a faster and more direct flow of flight data to the operator’s Flight Data Management (FDM) department. The solution also adjusts the location of the µQAR within the avionics bay environment enabling easy access. ... More

    • 12.12.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    RUAG Space contributed with electronics and tests to CHEOPS space telescope

    On 17 December, the European space telescope CHEOPS will launch into space. RUAG Space supplied electronics for the satellite and put it on final tests at the Test Center in Zurich, Switzerland. ... More

    • 09.12.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    RUAG International completes 72-month inspection on Bangladesh Navy Dornier 228

    RUAG MRO International, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, has completed the 72-month inspection on Bangladesh Navy’s (BN) Dornier 228-212 special mission aircraft. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the Dornier 228 was fulfilled on time and within budget at the OEM’s aircraft production facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The aircraft has now resumed regular operations.... More

    • 02.12.2019
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG sells Clearswift

    International technology group RUAG is selling UK-based cybersecurity specialist Clearswift to US company HelpSystems in line with its new strategic focus. HelpSystems is an IT software company in the areas of cybersecurity and automation. The successful sale of Clearswift is a major step in RUAG International’s strategy to concentrate on the aerospace market. With this sale, RUAG International is withdrawing completely from the cybersecurity business.... More

    • 18.11.2019
    • Space, Air, Land
    • Media release

    Statement regarding the article published in the NZZ on 18.11.2019

    On 18 November 2019, the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (NZZ) published an article criticising the areas of Do228, Business Aviation and Military Aviation (NH90) and the relevant divestment activities at the Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen site in Germany. For RUAG, it’s important to clarify the following:... More

    • 15.11.2019
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    Federal government and RUAG celebrate the launch of the new RUAG holding companies

    Around 20 years after RUAG was founded, the technology group is being split up in accordance with a decision by the Federal Council. The parts working for the Swiss Armed Forces are being separated from the other, internationally oriented business units. ... More

    • 06.11.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    New payload fairing from RUAG Space enables quieter journey to space

    RUAG Space has successfully developed and tested a new low shock jettison system funded by the Future Launchers Preparatory Programme (FLPP) of the European Space Agency. The program develops technologies for future European launch vehicles and upgrades of existing launch vehicles.... More

    • 24.10.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    RUAG Space and TTTech partner to provide electronics for fast, reliable data transfer based on TTEthernet for NASA Lunar Gateway

    Space supplier RUAG Space and high-tech company TTTech are offering high-performance data exchange electronics for Lunar Gateway modules – in time for the ARTEMIS Mission challenge in 2024.... More

    • 08.10.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG International completes aircraft acceptance of first Embraer Praetor registered in Germany

    RUAG MRO International successfully supported the aircraft acceptance of a factory-new Embraer Praetor on behalf of the Germany-based aircraft owner. The aircraft acceptance process was fulfilled on site at the Embraer facility. This new aircraft is just the second of its type in Europe. ... More

    • 12.09.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    RUAG Space expands its production facilities for thermal insulation

    Space supplier RUAG Space expands its production of thermal insulation in Austria, including production of thermal insulation for the new European rocket Ariane 6.... More

    • 03.09.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    RUAG completes annual inspection on three Italian Army Dornier 228 aircraft, adding ADS-B Out avionics and mini-tablet holders

    RUAG MRO International has fulfilled the annual inspection on three Dornier 228 aircraft with special mission configuration belonging to the Italian Army. The inspections were carried out at the RUAG facilities at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. In addition to the heavy maintenance check, the customer opted to upgrade the avionics for each aircraft to comply with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ADS-B Out/EHS mandates for 2020. ... More

    • 30.08.2019
    • Space, Air, Land
    • Media release

    Unbundling on course – special costs impact half-year result

    For international technology group RUAG, the first half of 2019 was very much dominated by the process of unbundling and restructuring. As expected, this has a considerable impact on the half-year result. At CHF 19 million, the overall EBIT was lower than the previous year’s figure of CHF 41 million. The order book improved by 7.4% to CHF 1,819 million. Owing to exchange rate effects, net sales fell slightly by 1% year on year to CHF 944 million (previous year: CHF 954 million).... More

    • 29.08.2019
    • Space, Air, Land
    • Media release

    A silver medal and a diploma of excellence for RUAG at the WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan

    At the WorldSkills 2019 professional championships in Kazan, Russia, the two young RUAG talents performed outstandingly. Lukas Muth won the silver medal in CNC turning. Simon Herzog finished 14th in the construction and building technology competition and received an excellence diploma for his outstanding work. RUAG is very proud of these placings and congratulates the two on their success.... More

    • 21.08.2019
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG has two passes for WorldSkills in Russia

    ​​​​​​​Two rising young RUAG talents will be competing at WorldSkills in Russia, pitting themselves against leading professionals from around the world. Lukas Muth trained at EFZ as a polymechanic CNC lathe operator, while Simon Herzog is an EFZ-trained designer. Both won gold medals at the SwissSkills 2018 awards, which qualifies them to compete in Kazan, Russia. ... More

    • 06.08.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    RUAG Space & Kubos Partner to Build The Next Generation of Megaconstellations

    Companies Exploring Innovative Partnership To Bring Secure Open Source Software To High-Volume Scalable Satellite Systems... More

    • 06.08.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG develops straightforward and economical solution for CPDLC over ATN for Embraer Legacy 600/650 in European-Airspace

    RUAG MRO International has developed a streamlined solution for CPDLC in Eurocontrol airspace on behalf of their business aviation customers flying with Embraer Legacy 600/650. The solution is a minor modification that builds on the OEM’s Service Bulletin (SB) for FANS / CPDLC. Using ATN by means of VHF, the modification supports a clear and prompt digital dialog between air traffic control and the cockpit. ... More

    • 01.08.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    “Brain” for Data Highway Satellite EDRS from RUAG Space

    RUAG Space has built onboard computer (“brain”) and heat protection for Space Data Highway satellite from ESA and Airbus... More

    • 31.07.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, RUAG Australia
    • Media release

    RUAG Australia’s Wingfield Surface Finishing Centre earns Lockheed Martin certification

    RUAG Australia’s Wingfield Surface Finishing Centre is now Australia’s second Lockheed Martin approved facility for the application of fuel tank coatings in accordance with specifications for the F-35 JSF program. The facility’s technology enables a 97.6 % reduction in curing time over ambient conditions, ensuring Lockheed Martin benefits from accurate and prompt component availability. RUAG’s new capability for aerospace component finishing was officially inaugurated on 11 July 2019 and operate... More

    • 23.07.2019
    • Launcher Structures & Separation systems, Launcher Fairings & Structures, Adapters & Separation Systems
    • Media release

    RUAG Space signs long-term purchase agreement with Firefly Aerospace

    Firefly Aerospace, Inc., an Austin, Texas based space launch provider that develops small and medium-sized launch vehicles for commercial launches to orbit, and RUAG Space, a leading independent product supplier for spacecraft, electronics and launchers, have signed a Long-term Purchase Agreement for Separation Systems.... More

    • 15.07.2019
    • Space
    • Success story

    A piece of Bern, Switzerland, on the moon

    RUAG Space employee Jürg Meister contributed significantly to the success of the solar wind sail experiment of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission of 1969.

    "I personally brought the solar wind sail in my hand luggage to the U.S.A." That was 50 years ago, when Jürg Meister, now a sprightly man in his 80’s, boarded the plane to Florida with his valuable cargo and increased pulse rate.
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    • 11.07.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, RUAG Australia
    • Media release

    RUAG Australia unveils new capability for its accredited surface finishing facility for high-specification / high-standard delivery to aerospace and defense programs

    RUAG Australia inaugurates its new, state-of-the art paint booth facility at its Wingfield, South Australia, Surface Finishing Centre. A new capability, the high standard paint booth offers reliable, durable and efficient aerospace component finishing capabilities for the processing of large numbers of varying sized components. Fully accredited by key aerospace partners, it supports the F35 and other aerospace and defense programs.... More

    • 02.07.2019
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG sells business aviation sites in Geneva and Lugano

    As part of its new strategic alignment, RUAG, the international technology group, is selling its Swiss business aviation sites. The buyer of the sites at the Geneva-Cointrin and Lugano-Agno airports is the French aerospace group Dassault Aviation. All of the 87 employees will be taken over by the new owner. The successful sale of RUAG Business Aviation AG is the first step to realign the portfolio of RUAG.... More

    • 28.06.2019
    • Space, Air, Land, Group
    • Media release

    RUAG Statement on SFAO Report

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    • 25.06.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG reports new, optimized Dassault Falcon 900 C-Check project to include ADS-B Out upgrade

    RUAG MRO International announces a new contract for a 3C-check on a Dassault Falcon 900LX at its business jet support facilities at Geneva-Meyrin, Switzerland. The returning customer has chosen to optimize the heavy maintenance check to include an avionics upgrade to comply with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) mandate on ADS-B Out, as well as a partial cabin refurbishment.... More

    • 12.06.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    Unique Tilting Satellite Dispenser System Designed and Built by RUAG Space Takes Flight

    Using its rich heritage of designing and building satellite dispensers, RUAG Space developed a unique satellite Dispenser that enables three large radar Earth observation satellites to simultaneously launch on a single launcher. ... More

    • 11.06.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Dornier 228
    • Media release

    RUAG welcomes Dornier 228 aircraft from Bangladesh Navy’s for 72-month inspection

    RUAG MRO International, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, welcomes the first of two Bangladesh Navy (BN) Dornier 228-212 special mission aircraft for its 72-month inspection. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contract was signed at the Directorate General of Purchase (DGDP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 03 April 2019. ... More

    • 05.06.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG optimizes 96-month inspection on Embraer Legacy 650 to include ADS-B Out upgrade

    RUAG MRO International has completed a 96-month inspection on an Embraer Legacy 650. The customer chose to optimize the heavy maintenance inspection’s downtime to ensure ADS-B Out compliance and resolve Service Bulletins. RUAG’s Embraer Authorized Service Center at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen provided one-stop shop support and project management. The project was completed on schedule and to full customer satisfaction.... More

    • 28.05.2019
    • Space
    • Media release

    New Product line: RUAG Space produces Thermal Insulation for Launchers

    RUAG Space has a new product line and produces Thermal Insulation for Launchers. So far it has produced Thermal Insulation for Satellites, where it leads the European Market.... More

    • 24.05.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG optimizes maintenance visit for Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft

    RUAG MRO International refreshed a Bombardier Challenger 850 belonging to VistaJet with a variety of aircraft services during a scheduled maintenance visit. Project management and services included aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), component MRO, aircraft painting, and the integration of both an avionics ADS-B out upgrade as well as a full cabin refurbishment. This is the first in a series of Challenger 850 projects which will be completed on behalf of VistaJet.... More

    • 23.05.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG repaints Gulfstream G650 aircraft

    RUAG MRO International has achieved the full repainting of its first Gulfstream G650 at their aircraft painting facilities at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen. RUAG completed the project on behalf of a third party maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider and delivered the aircraft on time and to full customer satisfaction. ... More

    • 21.05.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
    • Media release

    RUAG first in Europe to install 3M’s thermal acoustic insulation system on Dassault Falcon F900DX

    RUAG MRO International has successfully completed the first installation in Europe of the thermal acoustic insulation system based on a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) designed by Aearo Technologies LLC, a 3M company, for the Dassault Falcon F900DX business aircraft. The project was a collaborative effort between the Dassault Authorized Service Center specialists at the RUAG facilities at Lugano-Agno and Geneva, Switzerland, and was completed on time and to full customer satisfaction.... More

    • 14.05.2019
    • RUAG MRO International, RUAG Australia
    • Media release

    RUAG Australia awarded Australia Defence Industry Service Commendation for contributions in Supersonic Particle Deposition

    RUAG Australia’s Senior Manager Additive Technologies and Engineering Services, Neil Matthews, is announced as one of only seven recipients of The Defence Industry Service Commendation. The Commendation recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication in the application of skills, judgment and innovation on behalf of Australia’s defence industry and to the specific benefit of Australia’s defence capability. ... More