26th Nov 2020
Safran Cabin and 3M are collaborating to design cleaner aircraft cabin interiors. These solutions can be permanently embedded into aircraft interior surfaces during manufacturing, or applied to existing interiors. The pandemic has had a large impact on global air travel and the industry needs solutions to restore passenger confidence and promote a...
9th Nov 2020
Boeing has approved Stratasys' Antero 800NA thermoplastic for its repertoire of 3D printing capabilities. The qualification implies that the high-temperature material can now be used on flight parts for Boeing planes. It is the first material from Stratasys qualified by Boeing for use in applications with elevated chemical resistance or fatigue...
27th Oct 2020
Anker, Devan and Shark Solutions have joined hands to create the world's first flame retardant aviation carpet using a recycled binder. The PVB binder reuses laminated glass, from windshields and architectural/building glass, that otherwise would go to landfill. Anker will soon introduce these carpets and phase out traditional non-sustainable carpets.
9th Oct 2020
Heraeus Noblelight is participating in FRAMES, a project part of Clean Sky 2 - the largest European research programme for developing innovative, cutting-edge technology to reduce carbon dioxide and noise emissions by aircrafts. Under the project, thermoplastic composites are being investigated for a lightweight aircraft rear fuselage and empennage.
30th Sep 2020
Composite Integration and Hill Helicopters have joined hands to manufacture the disruptive, ground-up new helicopter, the HX50. The five-seat, turbine-powered, 500-horsepower rotorcraft is the world's first truly private, luxury helicopter that has been designed to deliver a whole new experience in safety, performance, adventure, comfort, and elegance.
24th Sep 2020
Applied Composites has taken over Alliance Spacesystems, a leading, vertically integrated provider of high-performance composite structures and assemblies for the commercial, civil and government satellite market. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. This marks the fifth acquisition by the Applied Composites platform created by AE Industrial...
15th Sep 2020
Jiangsu Hansu New Material has developed a new family of high-performance, unidirectional (UD) composite tapes, in collaboration with Sabic, for potential use in high-performance aerospace applications such as seat frames and luggage compartments. The UD composite tapes were launched at China Composites Expo 2020, held during September 2-4, 2020 in...
15th Sep 2020
Elbit Systems Ltd has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems - Cyclone Ltd, was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin (LMT) for the manufacture of assemblies for Forward Equipment Bay assemblies for the F-35. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems and will be performed over a period of four-years.
11th Sep 2020
Toray Advanced Composites' RS-36 space-approved composite materials have been used in the innovative modular payload dispenser, which has been crucial in the launch and deployment of over 50 satellites by the European Space Agency (ESA). The agency has used the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) modular rideshare system for these launches.