CFM delivers first LEAP-1A engines to Airbus for A320neo
The composites-intensive engine features complex 3-D woven carbon fiber structures manufactured by Albany Engineered Composites.
Albany International finalizes acquisition of Harris aerostructures business
The Harris division supplies advanced composite products primarily for airframe applications.
Albany International to acquire Harris aerostructures business
Aerospace composites fabricator Albany International will acquire the Salt Lake City, UT, US, operations of Harris for $200 million.
Resin transfer molding: An update
Fulfilling the promise of OOA composites without sacrificing pressure.
Plant tour: Spirit AeroSystems: Prestwick, Scotland, UK
Global aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems ventures into out-of-autoclave (OAA) composites manufacturing via vacuum infusion.
Albany Engineered Composites makes senior management changes
Diane Loudon will take over as president of AEC.
Aeroengine Composites, Part 2: CFRPs expand
Proven in fan blade/case applications, carbon fiber-reinforced polymers migrate to previously unanticipated destinations nearer the engine “hot zone.”
Aeroengine Composites, Part 1: The CMC invasion
As pressure for commercial aircraft fuel efficiency continues to mount, ceramic matrix composites evolve as they battle metals for application in the engine hot-zone and elsewhere.
Albany Engineered Composites and Ricardo announce automotive partnership
The partnership will investigate introduction of advanced 3D fabrics and composites into automotive applications, for lightweighting.
Composites in commercial aircraft engines, 2014-2023
The drive to boost aircraft operating efficiency continues to fuel adoption of polymer matrix composites in jet engines.
Safran/Albany open new composites facility in Commercy, France
Safran, Albany International and the French government officially inaugurate the opening of the new plant, which will manufacture 3-D composite fan blades and cases for CFM's LEAP engine.
Farnborough 2014 Airshow Report
No longer a novelty at aerospace trade events, composites nevertheless faced competition from conventional materials at this year’s event.
CFM begins LEAP-1B engine ground test program
The LEAP-1B, the LEAP variant designed for use on the Boeing 737 MAX, and featuring extensive use of carbon fiber and ceramic matrix composites, has begun testing ahead of 2017 commercialization.
Safran, Albany inaugurate new 3-D carbon fiber aircraft engine parts plant
Albany International and Safran officially opened their new plant in Rochester, N.H., USA, where they will produce 3-D woven resin transfer molded composite parts for commercial aircraft engines.
3-D preformed composites: The leap into LEAP
The LEAP jet engine is the next generation of the successful CFM56 engine for narrow-body aircraft which powers more than half of the commercial aircraft ordered in the past decade.
Albany International: Multilayer to multidimensional
Albany International (Rochester, N.H.) has a half-century of experience in producing multilayer technical textiles to meet demanding performance and cost expectations.
Albany Engineered Composites: Weaving the Future in 3-D
This 3-D weaver turned composite component supplier pursues a future in 3-D structures through continuous technology development.
The markets: Aerospace (2014)
Although North America currently dominates this market, Asia and the Middle East, in fact, are expected to be the primary drivers of global aerospace industry demand in the coming years.
GE Aviation creates research center with the University of Cincinnati
Located at the company's headquarters in Evendale, the center will allow students, faculty and GE engineers and scientists to pursue innovations for future jet engines.
Paris Air Show 2013: A century of aircraft progress
Torrential rains couldn’t dampen the spirit of innovation or stop the flood of business aerospace announcements.