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US’ Ascent Aerospace displays new machinery at CAMX 2021

21st Oct 2021

Ascent Aerospace, a provider of factory automation and integration services to the aerospace, defence, and space industries, is participating at the ongoing CAMX 2021 event in Dallas, Texas from October 19-21, 2021, in booth L49. The expo is displaying advanced materials and composites, bringing together high-performing, cost-effective solutions.

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US’ Rocket Lab to launch NASA’s advanced composite electron rocket

18th Oct 2021

Rocket Lab, a leader in launch services and space systems headquartered in the US, has announced that it has been selected to launch NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System, or ACS3, on the electron launch vehicle. Rocket Lab delivers reliable launch services, spacecraft components, satellites and other spacecraft and on-orbit management solutions.

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UK’s Airbus announces assembly of first full-size wing prototype

4th Oct 2021

Wing of Tomorrow, a major Airbus research and technology programme, has reached a key milestone with the assembly of its first full-size wing prototype. UK’s Airbus designs, manufactures, and delivers commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites, and launch vehicles, and provides data services, for customers on a global scale.

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UK’s GKN Aerospace delivers first FTE for Airbus’ programme

4th Oct 2021

GKN Aerospace has delivered the first Fixed Trailing Edge (FTE) for Airbus’ ‘Wing of tomorrow’ research programme from its global technology centre (GTC) in Bristol. This builds upon the successful production earlier this year of the single piece composite wing spar, one of the challenging wing components produced. GKN Aerospace is an aerospace...

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Denmark’s Satair and FACC sign global exclusive distribution agreement

13th Sep 2021

Satair, Denmark’s airbus services firm, and FACC, a manufacturer of advanced aircraft components and systems, have signed their first agreement. The multi-year agreement covers the global exclusive distribution of Airspace XL bins (overhead stowage compartments), the entrance area, ceiling panels, and all related spares for the entire A320 aircraft...

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Kaneka Aerospace unveils partnership with Shanghai Huazheng Composites

31st Aug 2021

Kaneka Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaneka Americas Holding, has announced its partnership with Shanghai Huazheng Composites, to extend its footprint at the growing composites market in China. Kaneka Aerospace is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty high performance composite materials serving a great variety of diverse markets.

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Canada’s Avcorp extends contract with Boeing to supply aircraft parts

27th Aug 2021

Avcorp has announced the signing of a contract extension with Boeing to provide the wheel well fairing assemblies for the Boeing 737MAX. The Canada-based company, Avcorp, designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the leading aircraft companies that include BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin, and Subaru Corporation.

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America’s Cabin Management Systems selects Markforged’s 3D printers

25th Aug 2021

Markforged, a leading creator of the integrated metal and carbon fibre additive manufacturing platform, The Digital Forge, has announced that Cabin Management Solutions (CMS), a privately held in-flight cabin management and entertainment systems company headquartered in the US, is utilizing two Markforged X7 industrial carbon fibre 3D printers.

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UK company Gravitilab, NCC working to optimise launch vehicles

23rd Aug 2021

Gravitilab is collaborating with National Composites Centre (NCC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, on development of new composite flight structures for its fleet of suborbital launch vehicles. Composite materials are known for low mass and high strength, the features which make them the ideal solution to optimise Gravitilab’s vehicle...

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