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Composite Integration, Hill Helicopters produce HX50

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.

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Applied Composites takes over Alliance Spacesystems

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...

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Elbit to make structural assemblies for F-35 aircraft

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.

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Toray's composites used in ESA's payload dispenser

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.

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Toray's composite materials used in Mars 2020 mission

14th Aug 2020

Toray Advanced Composites has supplied composite materials for the critical components of the Mars 2020 mission, which aims to uncover signs of life on the Red Planet. These materials ensure safe delivery of the capsule through the Mars atmosphere and the subsequent vehicle exploration. The 2020 Mars mission successfully launched on July 30.

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Teijin Aramid's Technora on Mars Rover

13th Aug 2020

Teijin Aramid's Technora high-performance fibre has been used in NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover's landing parachute. The Rover has been successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The landing parachute, developed by Airborne Systems and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be deployed during the Rover's descent to Mars in February 2021.

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Quickstep, Spirit Aerosystems, working on AeroQure

11th Aug 2020

Quickstep has initiated a joint project with Spirit Aerosystems, one of the largest commercial aerospace suppliers, to validate its proprietary manufacturing process technology, AeroQure, for use in an aircraft structural component. The two will work to establish AeroQure as a commercial aerospace production solution, meeting aerospace quality...

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EFW launches lightweight cargo box for flexible storage

10th Aug 2020

EFW, a leading composite and passenger to freighter conversion specialist, has launched a lightweight, robust Cabin Cargo Box for flexible storage concepts. The solution allows airlines to boost freight capacity in the main cabin of passenger aircraft to its maximum. The Cabin Cargo Box movable on wheels offers an easy and fast loading and unloading.

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GKN Aerospace gets keys of its new GTC

8th Aug 2020

GKN Aerospace has received the keys of its new Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol from developers St Francis Group. The new GTC - funded by a £17 million commitment from GKN Aerospace and £15 million commitment from the UK government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute - will be fully ready over the next year and open in HY2 2021.

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