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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Dream Chaser preparing for second flight test CompositesWorld

Sierra Nevada has two Dream Chaser vehicles in its fleet: the atmospheric engineering test article (ETA) and the advanced composite orbital vehicle.

Boeing purchases six ATL machine from MTorres CompositesWorld

The automated tape laying (ATL) machine will be installed at Boeing's Salt Lake City facility.

DARPA pursuing new composite material and process CompositesWorld

DARPA’s Tailorable Feedstock and Forming (TFF) program is seeking a tailorable short-fiber composite feedstock that is stampable and moldable and yields aerospace-grade properties.

Ascent Aerospace expands integration facility in Michigan CompositesWorld

The new site will support an expanding team and will allow co-location of the program management, systems engineering, aftermarket support and global supply chain resources.

MTorres to provide automated fiber placement machines for Airbus CompositesWorld

All main A350 wing components, spars, stringers and skins will be manufactured using the company's automated fiber placement (AFP) technology.

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