Zone: Aerospace Composites
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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.


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Aviation Outlook: Composites in General Aviation 2011-2020

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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Exelis adds 5-axis CNC machining capability CompositesWorld

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.

Alcoa Fastening Systems joins thermoplastics research center CompositesWorld

U.S.-based Alcoa Fastening Systems has entered into a long-term partnership with the Thermoplastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) to collaborate on thermoplastic composites development.

Solvay PEEK resins qualified by COMAC CompositesWorld

Five PEEK grades have earned a place on COMAC's C919 aircraft. Solvay announced the qualification at the recent Aircraft Interiors Expo in Seattle.

GKN delivers innovative wing leading edge demonstrator for Clean Sky CompositesWorld

The new natural laminar flow (NLF) concept is part of the European Clean Sky Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft program, aimed at maturing wing technology for the next generation of low-emission, high-performance aircraft.

Kaman Aerosystems awarded contract by Rolls Royce for Trent XWB composite A-frame fairings CompositesWorld

Multi-year contract valued at over $5 million for parts to be made in Bennington, Vermont facility.

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