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Premium Aerotec is making thermoplastic pressure bulkhead

25th Jun 2019

Aviation industry supplier Premium Aerotec is making progress in developing world’s first thermoplastic pressure bulkhead through work by a multidisciplinary research and development team. The aim is to prepare the thermoplastic joining technology of resistance welding for use in serial production. The demonstrator was recently exhibited in Paris Air...

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ZAL & NRC sign agreement to expand research collaboration

25th Jun 2019

Representatives of ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) signed a framework agreement at the Paris Air Show (June 17-23, 2019). In 2017, the institutions launched two joint research projects regarding acoustics in aircraft cabin and composite fibre materials. Now, the cooperation is being expanded...

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Spirit develops new carbon fibre aircraft fuselage panel

19th Jun 2019

Spirit Aerosystems has developed new production methods for carbon fibre composite materials that will enable lower costs and higher production volumes for aircraft components. The ASTRA (Advanced Structures Technology and Revolutionary Architectures) panel, a demonstration fuselage panel using the new architecture, is currently on display at Paris Air ...

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Toray to show advances in aerospace at Paris Air Show

18th Jun 2019

Toray Industries will highlight latest advances in aerospace materials technology at the Paris Air Show – the world’s largest aerospace industry exhibition starting today in Paris. At the show, Toray will define performance advancements in Torayca T1100 Carbon Fiber – a new class of carbon fibre offering improvements in both tensile and modulus...

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AkzoNobel and Airbus launch chromate-free exterior primer

18th Jun 2019

AkzoNobel and Airbus have launched a new chromate-free exterior primer aimed at making the aerospace industry more sustainable. Newly qualified by Airbus and now included in the aircraft manufacturer’s specifications, Aerodur HS 2121 is part of AkzoNobel’s latest generation of decorative and selectively strippable system for aircraft exteriors.

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HMC sole composite structure supplier of A350XWB parts

17th Jun 2019

Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC), a joint venture between Airbus and Chinese partners, has become the sole composite structure supplier of some A350XWB parts—rudder, elevator, belly fairing and S19 maintenance door work package. Operational A350XWB airplanes are assembled with these composite parts which are manufactured in...

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Henkel opens new European hub for aerospace solutions

11th Jun 2019

Henkel’s adhesive technologies business unit has inaugurated its new production facility for aerospace applications at Henkel site in Montornès, Spain. With investment of about €35 million, it aims to serve growing demand for high-performance solutions supporting key trends in global aerospace industry such as light weighting, fuel efficiency and...

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Daher implements corporate strategic plan for 2018-2022

10th Jun 2019

Daher, the aircraft manufacturer and industrial equipment and services provider, is pressing ahead with implementation of its Succeed Together Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 structured around three priorities: greater added value, accelerated growth in North America, and establishing itself as the innovation and digital benchmark in all its business...

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UAMMI makes carbon fibre printed part for US Air Force

28th May 2019

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) has manufactured and fit-checked its first carbon fibre 3D printed part for the United States Air Force – a first aid kit restraint strap for the B-1 aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. UAMMI collaborated with Impossible Objects and used its printer to create the part.

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