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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The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane aims to fly around the world in 2015. Titan Aerospace's Solara 50 solar-powered UAV will provide Internet access for Google. Both rely heavily on composites.F-35 to fly at Farnborough International Airshow CompositesWorld
The composites-intensive F-35 Lightning II fighter jet will be flown for the first time outside the United States June 14-20 at the U.K.'s Farnborough International Airshow.Google acquires UAV builder Titan Aerospace CompositesWorld
New Mexico-based Titan, which is developing the composites-intensive Solara 50 solar-powered, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is expected to help Google provide Internet access in remote areas.Israel Aerospace Industries nearing production of F-35 wings CompositesWorld
Israel Aerospace Industries will deliver to Lockheed Martin first article of the composite F-35 wings later this year, followed by serial production in 2015.Textron to integrate Beechcraft, Cessna brands under one business unit CompositesWorld
Textron finalizes its acquisition of Beechcraft parent Beech Holdings LLC and creates Textron Aviation, comprised of its Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker brands.