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.”
Harris completes acquisition of Exelis
Florida-based Harris Corp. has acquired Exelis, whose Aerostructures and Geospatial Systems businesses include significant composites fabrication operations.
Exelis wins center wingbox strut contract for Airbus A350-1000
Aerospace composites fabricator Exelis (Salt Lake City, UT, US) has won a multimillion-dollar contract from Airbus (Toulouse, France) to produce composite center wingbox struts
Exelis wins Airbus A350 XWB composite strut contract
Fabricator Exelis has won a multimillion dollar contract to produce center wing box struts for the Airbus A350-1000 twin-aisle aircraft.
Exelis Aerostructures: Salt Lake City
Braided composite shafts and struts for aircraft are its specialty, but there’s much more to this Utah, US-based rising star.
A critical market sector: Downhole composites in oil and gas
Tremendous secrecy and non-disclosure has kept this profitable composites application out of the spotlight, while it has enabled the current shale oil energy boom.
Exelis adds 5-axis CNC machining capability
Exelis has added a 15-by-20-by-5-ft DMS 5-axis CNC machining center to its composites manufacturing operations in Rochester, N.Y., USA.
Farnborough 2014 Airshow Report
No longer a novelty at aerospace trade events, composites nevertheless faced competition from conventional materials at this year’s event.
Exelis receives multimillion dollar contract for A380 composite floorbeam struts
Extending to 2023, this contract marks the first award for Exelis' recently announced STaR (Struts, Tubes and Rods) product line.
Exelis expands, receives Boeing processor qualification designation
U.S.-based Exelis has licensed composite struts, tubes and rods manufacturing technology from Bodair S.A., and has been designated an approved advanced composite structures supplier to Boeing.
Exelis wins contract from Sikorsky
The company will build components for the CH53K heavy lift helicopter program.
Exelis wins Boeing 787 contract
A long-time supplier of composite storage tanks on earlier Boeing aircraft, Exelis will continue to supply to the 787.
Exelis garners Boeing contract
Under the multi-year contract, Exelis will produce composite vacuum waste tanks for Boeing commercial aircraft models.
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.
Autoclave Quality Outside The Autoclave?
Pioneers of out-of-autoclave processing in aerospace applications answer a qualified but enthusiastic Yes!
SAMPE Wrap Up And Product Showcase
Exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic spur optimism and spotlight innovative technology.
Composite Piping On Hoover-Diana
EDO supplied a drain system for Hoover-Diana, a deep draft caisson vessel (DDCV) put into service in May 2000 by Exxon Mobil and British Petroleum. Hoover- Diana, located in the Gulf of Mexico’s East Breaks and Alaminos Canyon Blocks at a water depth of approximately 4,800 ft, is designated as a DDCV instead o