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Hexcel to build new carbon fiber plant in France
News Item Published: 9/30/2014

The facility, in Roussilon, France, will provide carbon fiber for the Airbus A350 XWB and the CFM LEAP engine. Construction will begin in mid-2015, followed by operation in early 2018.

Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, Sept. 30, 2014
News Item Published: 9/30/2014

Aerospace-related job opportunities at Amtech, Vanguard Space Technologies, Aurora Flight Sciences and GE Aviation.

Webinar: Material selection for propulsion applications
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

Henkel is sponsoring a webinar on Oct. 1 that will explore composite material selection options for aerospace jet engine applications.

UTC Aerospace opens facility for A350 XWB thrust reverser assembly
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business has inaugurated a new building in Toulouse, France, dedicated to production of carbon fiber composite thrust reversers and the integration of nacelle systems for the Airbus A350 XWB.

Wessex Resins and Adhesives launches West System International
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

The new division will provide a greater level of international support for and information about the WEST SYSTEM and PRO-SET epoxy brands.

Vestas to install first wind blade de-icing system in Finland
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

The Vestas De-icing System minimizes ice build-up on the wind blade leading edge and increases service life in cold climates.

Sierra Nevada challenges NASA crew transport contract
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

Sierra Nevada, whose Dream Chaser astronaut transport vehicle lost out in a NASA contract to Boeing and SpaceX competitors, has filed a legal challenge to the award, claiming its vehicle is as functional and less expensive than Boeing's.

Toray opens carbon fiber precursor facility in France
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

Toray Carbon Fiber Europe S.A. officially opens its new polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor plant in Lacq, France.

Automobili Lamborghini earns certification for carbon fiber repair
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

Italian sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini has obtained certification from TÜV Italia for its composites repair services.

FACC AG celebrates 25 years in business
News Item Published: 9/29/2014

Austria-based FACC AG celebrated 25 years of supplying composite components and structures to the civil aerospace industry.

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