The aerospace market is one of the largest and arguably the most important to the composites industry. Commercial aircraft, military craft, helicopters, business jets, general aviation aircraft and space craft all make substantial use of composites, both inside and outside.
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.
As the general aviation (GA) segment emerges from the recessionary storm clouds, GA manufacturers and the composites supply chain that supports them should see sunny days … with some clouds and a chance of rain.
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Tractor, utility vehicle and information technology specialist Tech Mahindra will work with Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research on aerospace engineering and other technologies.Greene, Tweed and Aerolia validate thermoplastic aerospace part CompositesWorld
France-based Aerolia has proved that Greene, Tweed's Xycomp DLF long-fiber thermoplastic material can be used as a metal replacement in a complex-shape aerospace application once thought out of reach for composites.Aurora Flight Sciences wins composites contract with Bell Helicopter CompositesWorld
Aurora Flight Sciences will manufacture and assemble the composite fairings of the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter at its facility in Bridgeport, W.V., USA.Airbus A350 XWB begins final phases of flight testing CompositesWorld
The composites-intensive A350-900 XWB is beginning Route Proving tests that include high airfield performance, auto-landing trials and airport turnaround and handling services, before certification later this year.Fighter jet development and the "need" for the F-35 CompositesWorld
The F-35 is expensive, behind schedule and here to stay, but Textron Airland's new Scorpion might better show how a plane should be developed.