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Belgium’s Solvay to contribute to Canada's UAM project

10th May 2021

Solvay has become part of the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM), alongside key business partners and global Urban Air Mobility players, to work on the future of transportation in Canada. Urban Air Mobility will play an important role in the future of aviation and by joining CAAM, Solvay will share knowledge and develop a technology...

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US’ Continuous Composites, French Saint-Gobain to advance CF3D

10th May 2021

Continuous Composites, a composites additive manufacturer, is collaborating with Saint-Gobain, a French manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solutions, to advance and certify Continuous Composites’ patented Continuous Fibre 3D Printing (CF3D) for commercial aerospace applications. The two are executing a Joint Development Agreement on this.

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Austrian aerospace leader FACC develops flap for Wing of Tomorrow

9th Apr 2021

FACC, an aerospace leader, has developed an innovative flap prototype as part of the “Wing of Tomorrow” programme. FACC is working on the “Wing of Tomorrow” programme in cooperation with the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The central goal of the programme is to develop the wing technologies of tomorrow and make them ready for series production.

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US' Bell Textron ready with its Manufacturing Technology Centre

8th Apr 2021

Bell Textron, a Textron company, is ready with its state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and has announced start of operations at it. Bell broke ground on the facility on August 2020 and expects it to be fully operational later this year. The centre will be used to test and refine technologies and processes for Future Vertical Lift...

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Kaman Composites – Wichita signs contract with Boeing

7th Apr 2021

Kaman Composites – Wichita, part of Kaman Corporation, will produce the refuelling boom assembly for Boeing’s MH-47 programme. It has signed a contract in this connection. The MH-47 is an inflight refuellable version of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The boom assemblies will support MH-47 new-build production, as well as MH-47 Block II ReNew...

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SE Aeronautics unveils aircraft design with low fuel, low emissions

27th Mar 2021

SE Aeronautics, the leaders in sustainable air travel technology, has unveiled a new widebody airliner concept which will lower fuel consumption by 70 per cent and lower CO2 emissions by 80 per cent. The company has designed a 100 per cent monocoque molded wide-body airliner using the patent-pending technology. The aircraft will carry up to 264...

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UK industry consortium to focus on energy efficient aircraft

24th Mar 2021

A new UK industry consortium called ASCEND (Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development) has been launched to accelerate the development of composite material and process technologies for the next generation of energy efficient aircraft and future mobility. The consortium is being led by GKN Aerospace, and will focus on lightweight...

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US’ AFRL, Cornell develop tech to see through composite components

19th Mar 2021

The Air Force Research Laboratory and Cornell University have developed a technology to look inside the composite components while being manufactured, thereby facilitating instantaneous inspection. The process uses phase contrast imaging and micro-beam scanning to produce real-time X-ray scattering images of the component during and post production.

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UCF in NASA project to make composites for spacecraft

1st Mar 2021

University of Central Florida is working with NASA to develop thin-ply composites to be used in Spacecraft and NASA Missions. Thin-ply composite, made from woven fibres, are as thin as carpenter's measuring tape but strong enough to support satellite payloads, such as solar sails for solar-powered space travel, or serve as supports for large spacecraft.

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