5th Feb 2021
Production of Bye Aerospace’s two-seat all-electric eFlyer 2 has started. The company has contracted with Composites Universal Group (CUG) to begin assembly of the production eFlyer 2 fuselage, the first major component being assembled. The process of obtaining FAA Part-23 certification for the eFlyer 2 for the professional flight training has also...
4th Feb 2021
Advanced antimicrobial MGRSafeWall product protection system from MGR Foamtex, which uses Addmaster Biomaster antimicrobial technology, has been successfully tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. MGR Foamtex is a leader in design, development and manufacture of advanced passenger upholstery systems for Premium cabin seating.
19th Jan 2021
Electroimpact, a provider of factory automation and tooling solutions, has increased laydown speeds of thermoplastic uni-directional tape (TP UDT) to 4000 inches per minute (IMP), working with Victrex, a leader in high-performance polymer solutions. The company used its enhanced Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) processing technology for the purpose.
11th Jan 2021
Teledyne CML Composites has been awarded the “Life Of Programme” contract by Airbus for the supply of composite wing components and assemblies on the A400M Tactical Airlifter. The awarded package of parts includes a range of thermoplastic and pre-preg composite components to be supplied to the Airbus A400M composite wing box assembly line in Bristol.
8th Jan 2021
COMAC subsidiary, SAMC (Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company), AVIC Supply, and GKN Aerospace have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement last month for the manufacture of composite and metallic aerostructures in Jingjiang, Jiangsu Province, China. This is a milestone in GKN Aerospace’s ambition to grow in the commercial aerospace market within China.
31st Dec 2020
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an acoustic fabric which is extremely sensitive to vibrations and can detect impact from microscopic high velocity space particles. The fabric is made up of thermally drawn vibration-sensitive fibres, being tested on ISS, that convert mechanical vibration energy into electric energy.
28th Dec 2020
Skydio, a leading US drone manufacturer and leader in autonomous flight technology, and Arris, a leader in advanced manufacturing of high-performance products, have used Additive Molding, Arris’s breakthrough carbon fibre manufacturing technology, to design airframe. This will lead to lighter, longer-range, and more robust aircraft structures at scale.
25th Dec 2020
The National Composites Centre (NCC) - one of the seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult centres - and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are collaborating to explore the art of the possible for the next generation of lightweight, strong and resilient combat aircraft composite structures. The two have set up a joint steering group.
18th Dec 2020
The California-based aircraft company Joby Aviation will use Toray Advanced Composites’ carbon fibre composite materials to bring fast, affordable, and zero-emissions aerial ridesharing to global communities. The two have finalised a long-term supply agreement in this connection. Joby Aviation has spent more than a decade developing this electric...