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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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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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Triumph, Embraer to test thermoplastic structure

8th Nov 2019

Triumph Group and Embraer have joined hands to develop and demonstrate the airworthiness of a thermoplastic primary structure in flight. Triumph Aerospace Structures has been developing a thermoplastic elevator assembled using induction welding. Embraer will integrate the thermoplastic elevator structure in an aircraft platform and carry out in-flight...

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Safran appoints Olivier Andries as new CEO

8th Nov 2019

The board of directors of Safran has selected Olivier Andries as successor to Philippe Petitcolin in the position of chief executive officer, with effect on January 1, 2021, after a transition period of one year starting on January 1, 2020. Safran is a high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space, and defence markets.

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Stelia Aerospace sets up new assembly site in Portugal

7th Nov 2019

Stelia Aerospace, a tier one partner in the aerostructure, pilot seats and first and business class passenger seats, has set up a new assembly site in Portugal, to strengthen position among the aeronautical leaders. The new site will host assembly aerostructure sub-assembly activities, for sections which will be shipped to the Stelia Aerospace French...

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Park Aerospace relocates New York office

7th Nov 2019

Park Aerospace Corp, which develops and manufactures solution and hot-melt advanced composite materials used to produce composite structures for the global aerospace markets, has relocated its New York office to a new address: 1400 Old Country Road, Suite 409N, Westbury, NY 11590-5119. Park's New York office telephone number will remain the same as...

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