11th Mar 2020
Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), subsidiary of Albany International, has got a contract with Lockheed Martin to produce composite wing skins on an automated fibre placement machine at its Salt Lake City operations. AEC is producing wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) of the Lightning II fighter jet. Delivery of wing skins has begun in January.
3rd Mar 2020
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies, plans to set up a new Landing Systems facility in Fort Worth, Texas. It will also expand its carbon brake manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington even as expansion of the company's carbon brake manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado, is underway. This involves an investment of $225...
27th Feb 2020
Composite scientists at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre have are developing lightweight propeller blades to help the UK aviation sector reduce its carbon footprint and noise emissions at airports. The project is being carried by an industry-led consortium with two other members of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
26th Feb 2020
Bombardier Belfast and Saertex are continuing cooperation on producing lightweight components made of carbon-fibre, non-crimp-fabrics for the Airbus A220 aircraft. The two have signed a deal in this connection. Saertex supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fibre non-crimp-fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wing skins for the A220...
21st Feb 2020
Stelia Aerospace, among the leaders in the area of aerostructures, pilot seats and business class and first-class passenger seats, through its two Canadian subsidiaries has become part of a new project being undertaken in collaboration with Bombardier. The AILE project is part of the third phase of the mobilising project for an eco-friendly aircraft...
7th Feb 2020
The morphing aircraft built from 3D printed composites by the CMASLab at the ETH Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering and the ETH Spin-off 9T Labs jointly has proved its flight capabilities in its three-minute maiden flight. The flight showed ample control of the aircraft through morphing. The main wing and the V-tail performed as required.
3rd Feb 2020
Following on from winning last year’s JEC Innovation Public Prize as finalist in the Aerospace Process category for manufacture of a fully composite FST compliant 16g aero seat back, Cecence is once again among 33 finalists selected by a cutting-edge selection process at JEC World Innovation Awards 2020. Cecence will be exhibiting at JEC Paris.
27th Jan 2020
SGL Carbon has produced landing gear using braided carbon fibre material and will begin its serial production soon. The landing skids will be installed in around 500 air taxis worldwide over the next two years. The ultra-light landing skid weighs less than three kilograms, which is about 15 per cent lighter than a similar component made from aluminium.
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...