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Lohia Group buys aerospace parts maker Light & Strong

20th Feb 2019

India based Lohia Group has acquired Israeli company Light and Strong that specialises in aerospace and military carbon fibre and glass fibre composite components production. The acquisition will allow Lohia Group to become a supplier for global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in aerospace and defence sector by operating out of its India...

Courtesy: University of Southampton
Univ awarded grant to probe future composite aircrafts

31st Jan 2019

A study led by University of Southampton has been awarded a programme grant of £6.9 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to address significant barriers in design and manufacture of future composite aero structures. The project will also provide PhD/EngD graduates with certification of advanced composite aero...

Courtesy: University of Sheffield
Sheffield University collaborating with GKN Aerospace

20th Dec 2018

University of Sheffield is collaborating with GKN Aerospace to boost new digital technologies in aerospace manufacturing. It has become a partner in GKN Aerospace’s new £32 million Global Technology Centre (GTC), funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and a £15m commitment from the UK government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Colleen Pritchett; Courtesy: Hexcel
Hexcel hires Colleen Pritchett as president – aerospace

7th Dec 2018

Hexcel Corporation, a leading advanced composites company, has appointed Colleen Pritchett as president – aerospace, Americas. Pritchett joins Hexcel from EI du Pont de Nemours and company where she served for more than 20 years most recently as global business director and president of the electronics & imaging advanced printing business in Taiwan.

Courtesy: GKN Aerospace
GKN Aerospace bags supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems

19th Sep 2018

For the second year in a row, GKN Aerospace, a global engineering business, has received a supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems, manufacturer of first-tier aerostructures. Spirit has recognised GKN Aerospace with a collaboration values partner award for superior performance at the 2018 Spirit AeroSystems supplier recognition in Wichita, Kansas.

Courtesy: AMRC
AMRC, NRC-Canada to develop composites for aerospace

20th Aug 2018

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is working with the National Research Council of Canada to develop novel composites for aerospace. The two have signed a collaborative research agreement in this connection. It is the first project under the broader CAN-UK science, technology and innovation research partnership.

Courtesy: Embraer
Boeing, Embraer to work to enhance growth in aerospace

11th Jul 2018

Boeing and Embraer have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The partnership envisages formation of a joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services business of Embraer that would strategically align with Boeing's commercial development, production, marketing and lifecycle services operations.

Courtesy: Hexcel
Hexcel with Future Aerospace set up test lab in China

7th Jun 2018

Advanced composites manufacturer Hexcel in partnership with Chinese aerospace parts manufacturer Future Aerospace is setting up a world-class materials testing lab in China. Shanghai Future Aerospace Hexcel Commercial Composite Testing will be located in Lingang and offer testing services to commercial aerospace industries in China and Asia Pacific.

Courtesy: Oxeon
Oxeon AB bags AS9100D aerospace certification

6th Mar 2018

Oxeon AB, one of the market leading companies within tape weaving technologies and tape woven materials headquartered in Sweden, has announced that the company has received the AS9100D aerospace certification. This designates a high-standard Quality Management System (QMS). In the composites industry, Oxeon materials is sold under the brand name...

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