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Subaru producing centre wing section for Boeing 787

16th Jan 2020

Subaru's aerospace company has delivered the 1,000th centre wing section for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Boeing. The 787 Dreamliner is the first jetliner to use carbon composite materials in the primary structures. Subaru has been participating in the project since long and has the responsibility to produce the carbon fibre composite Centre Wing...

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Rolls-Royce sets up new facility in Bristol, UK

13th Jan 2020

Rolls-Royce has set up a new facility in Bristol, UK. The facility will develop jet engine technologies to transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency. It will focus on carbon-fibre composites and develop fan blades and fan cases which significantly reduce weight in a jet engine, lowering fuel consumption and emissions.

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Guangwei delivers first AV500 UAV to AVIC design institute

3rd Jan 2020

Guangwei Composites R&D centre has recently delivered its first AV500B/C unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to AVIC helicopter design institute. Guangwei, headquartered in China, is a leading enterprise in the domestic carbon fibre industry with a complete variety of fibres, the most advanced production technology, and the most complete industrial chain.

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Composite Builders becomes supplier for Firefly

10th Dec 2019

Composite Builders has become a supplier for Firefly Aerospace, an in-space mobility vehicle company. Firefly facilitates frequent launches at the lowest cost/kilogram. It is developing launch vehicles and in-space services that are affordable, convenient, and reliable. Composite Builders will supply carbon fibre components for these space vehicles.

SGL Carbon delivers glass fibre textiles to Airbus
SGL Carbon delivers glass fibre textiles to Airbus

29th Nov 2019

SGL Carbon has delivered two special glass fibre textiles, so-called noncrimped fabrics, to Airbus Helicopters for the new version of helicopter model H145 from. These materials are being used in the new, especially efficient five-blade rotor. Developed in close collaboration with Airbus Helicopters, the material has qualified for the application.

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CTC, Plataine join hands to work on 3D printing

29th Nov 2019

Composite Technology Centre and Plataine, provider of industrial IoT and AI-based optimisation solutions for advanced manufacturing, have joined hands for optimising production processes of 3D printed parts for the aerospace industry. CTC will manufacture parts for Airbus using Stratasys Fortus 450MC printers. Plataine will help increase CTC’s...

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Malaysia’s CTRM signs 10-year contract with UAE’s Strata

27th Nov 2019

Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM), a subsidiary of DRBHicom Bhd group, recently signed a contract with United Arab Emirates’ Strata Manufacturing PJSC for the supply of structural composite detail parts for aircraft components. Strata is an advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing company owned by Mubadala Investment Co PJSC.

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Etihad Engineering gets approval to 3D print aircraft part

20th Nov 2019

Etihad Engineering, the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) division of Etihad Aviation Group, has collaborated with EOS, a leading technology supplier in field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with design and production approval from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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AkzoNobel acquires aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

12th Nov 2019

AkzoNobel NV has acquired French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The deal will strengthen its global position in aerospace coatings, notably in structural and cabin coating sub-segments. Combining world class product ranges from both companies will also enable it to provide customers with a wider portfolio of innovative and sustainable...

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