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FACC initiates strategic cooperation with Staeco

22nd Aug 2019

In a step towards strengthening its global network of distributors, the technology group FACC has initiated strategic cooperation with Staeco in order to systematically penetrate the Chinese maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market. The Chinese corporate group with locations in Jinan, Shanghai and Beijing is one of the leading MRO stations in...

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Triumph supplies ramp door structures to Boeing

5th Aug 2019

Triumph Group has successfully supplied the first ramp and ramp door structures to Boeing Defence, Space and Security for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The structures were brought to Boeing Philadelphia from Triumph Aerospace Structures Composites Centre of Excellence in Milledgeville, Georgia, a longstanding supplier for the V-22 programme.

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RCBI gives Carbon Fibre $10,000 for aircraft concept

31st Jul 2019

The Robert C Byrd Institute has given Carbon Fibre Composites $10,000 to develop a new aircraft concept for the general aviation market. RCBI's Early Stage Funding assistance is meant to enhance business development and innovation among West Virginia companies. Carbon Fibre Composites is the first general aviation company in the state to receive this...

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ITT takes over Matrix Composites

15th Jul 2019

ITT, manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customised technology solutions for energy, transportation and industrial markets, has taken over Matrix Composites, a specialty aerospace component manufacturer with experience in making precision composite components for next generation, high growth aircraft and aircraft engine platforms. ...

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Hexcel opens FAHCCT laboratory in Shanghai

1st Jul 2019

Hexcel, Progen and Future Aerospace opened their new joint venture laboratory and materials testing facility in Shanghai, China. Future Aerospace Hexcel Commercial Composite Testing Limited (FAHCCT) will provide China with a world-class aerospace standard materials testing laboratory that will provide technical services for commercial aircraft...

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Sekisui Chemical set to acquire stock in AIM Aerospace

28th Jun 2019

Sekisui Chemical has signed a stock purchase agreement with Liberty Hall Capital Partners, LP, and others to acquire all outstanding stock in AIM Aerospace Corporation and indirectly acquire its six subsidiaries. The AIM Aerospace group manufactures and sales carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for aircraft, drones and other composite mould...

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GKN gives thermoplastic composite parts to Bell Helicopter

27th Jun 2019

GKN Aerospace has delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction welded ruddervators, and two compression-moulded access panels manufactured from re-used thermoplastic waste material to Bell Helicopter, a Textron company. As partner on Bell’s Team Valor, GKN has designed and manufactured the complete thermoset composite V-Tail for Bell V-280...

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Raytheon, United Technologies, joining operations

27th Jun 2019

Raytheon Company, a leading defence company, and United Technologies, a leading aerospace company, comprising Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, are merging. The two have entered into an agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The move will offer a complementary portfolio of platform-agnostic aerospace and defence technologies.

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KLM, TU Delft to work for sustainable aviation

26th Jun 2019

KLM and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) have joined hands to work towards making aviation more sustainable. KLM will contribute to TU Delft's research into an innovative flight concept known as the "Flying-V", which is based on a different approach to aircraft design that anticipates and supports sustainable long-distance flight in the future.

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