Webinar: Outlook for composites in commercial aerospace

CompositesWorld is presenting a webinar on Oct. 7 at 2:00 pm EDT, titled "Aerospace Composites in the More For Less Era," given by Kevin Michaels, president of AeroDynamic Advisory.

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CompositesWorld is presenting a webinar on Oct. 7 at 2:00 pm EDT, titled "Aerospace Composites in the More For Less Era," given by Kevin Michaels, president of AeroDynamic Advisory.

Abstract: The substantial use of composites in the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 XWB has launched a new era in aerospace materials application that promises to reshape commercial aircraft design and manufacture for the next several decades. With few new “white sheet” aircraft programs on the horizon and aircraft OEMs focused on increased profitability, the industry is entering a “More For Less” era where price reductions and supplier concessions will be the norm. This webinar will evaluate how the overall aerospace materials supply chain has evolved over the last five years, and look ahead to the materials options aircraft OEMs face as legacy aircraft like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 reach maturity and possible redesign. This webinar will also look at the challenges faced by increased composites use in commercial aerospace and how competing material suppliers are responding.

AeroDynamic Advisory is a consulting firm focused on the global aerospace and aviation industries. Michaels has 30 years of aviation experience and is a globally recognized expert in the aerospace manufacturing and MRO sectors. He also has significant expertise in business-to-business marketing, customer satisfaction, M&A advisory, technology assessment, cluster development and strategic planning. Michaels is a contributing columnist to Aviation Week & Space Technology and serves on the advisory board of the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Engineering Department.

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