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FACC sales revenue grows 1.6% to €373.4 mn in H1 2019

18th Oct 2019

Sales revenues of FACC grew 1.6 per cent to €373.4 million in H1 of 2019 compared to €367.4 million in H1 of 2018. Reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to €16 million in H1 2019 (comparable period 2018/19: €28.5 million). FACC is a worldwide leading aerospace company in design, development and production of aerospace technologies.

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Boeing, ATI unveil programme for startups

15th Oct 2019

Boeing and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) have unveiled a two-year programme to help startups in the UK aerospace industry. The first round of the programme will be three months long and involve world-class startups creating Industry 4.0 and sustainability enabling technologies with the potential to bolster the growth of the UK aerospace...

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Safran Cabin, Victrex designing flexible platform

10th Oct 2019

Safran Cabin, a leading supplier of cabin interiors, and Victrex are collaborating to design a flexible platform to cut planning and time-to-market of multiple brackets, with the first being a hybrid overmolded aircraft cabin bracket made of Victrex AE 250 carbon fibre Paek composite and Victrex Peek polymer. The bracket is scheduled for final testing.

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Gurit invests further at aerospace site in Kassel

4th Oct 2019

Gurit is in process of implementing a multi-year plant renewal, manufacturing capacity expansion and technology enhancement programme over a single-digit million amount in CHF at its aerospace site in Kassel. This will enable it to offer aerospace customers required quantities of current and future products at competitive terms made with latest...

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Vision Systems, part of Clean Sky 2 European project

3rd Oct 2019

Vision Systems is participating in Clean Sky 2 European research programme with Airbus Helicopters, to develop RACER (Rapid and Cost-Effective Rotorcraft). Vision Systems is developing two composite jettisonable window frames for the cockpit, and one for the cabin, all three windows equipped with its X-Lite composite glass, and a composite electric...

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Consortium to produce lightweight aircraft seats in UK

30th Sep 2019

Williams Advanced Engineering, JPA Design, British Airways and SWS Certification have set up a consortium, supported by Airbus and funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), to develop new lightweight aircraft seat in the UK, to enhance passenger experience and reduce aircraft weight. This will lead to fuel saving and cutting carbon...

Collins Aerospace Systems renews FACC's contract

25th Sep 2019

FACC has got a multi-year contract extension for supplying thrust reverser translating sleeves for nacelles on the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 aircraft, from Collins Aerospace Systems. This involves delivery of nacelle components into the next decade and strengthens FACC's market position as an international partner in the engines and nacelles...

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Solvay expands thermoplastic composites capacity in US

24th Sep 2019

Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, is expanding its thermoplastic composites capacity with a new production line at its US facility in Anaheim, California, underscoring its commitment to meeting strong demand growth from aerospace customers for this high-performance material and Solvay’s proprietary and unique technology.

BASF, BNP Brinkmann working with DLR on NGC

21st Sep 2019

BASF and its partner BNP Brinkmann are collaborating with the German Aerospace Centre on its research project "Next Generation Car (NGC)". The two have developed a light-weight composite based on natural fibre for the project which is meant to promote the development of quiet, low-emission road vehicles with a high degree of automation and a wide range.

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