Albany will support Boeing's ceramic matrix components program

Albany Engineered Composites Inc. was recently selected by Boeing as the supplier of a ceramic matrix composite substrate for the new commercial jet engine nozzle concept.

At the Farnborough Air Show in July, The Boeing Co. (Seattle, Wash.) announced that the “U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), through its Continuous Lower Energy Emissions Noise (CLEEN) Program, recently awarded Boeing a $25 million matching cost contract” for development and flight test of emerging technologies related to fuel efficiency, noise reduction, and operational efficiency. One of the emerging technologies to be flight-tested by Boeing is a ceramic matrix composite acoustic engine nozzle that offers the potential for lower weight, longer life and greater noise abatement than current metallic engine nozzles.

Albany Engineered Composites Inc. (Albany, N.Y.), a subsidiary of Albany International Corp., was recently selected by Boeing as the supplier of a ceramic matrix composite substrate for the new engine nozzle concept. Product supplied by Albany to Boeing for use on the CLEEN Program will be based on Albany’s reinforced preform technology. Boeing has announced that it will perform a flight test on the new ceramic matrix composite nozzle in 2013 on a twin-aisle aircraft.

Albany International is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company.