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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Lockheed Martin receives FAA approval for hybrid airship plan CompositesWorld

The hybrid airship will deliver heavy cargo and personnel to almost any location, particularly hard-to-reach land areas that lack paved roads and runways; deliveries will start as early as 2018.

Aerion sheds light on supersonic business jet CompositesWorld

Aerion will work with Airbus Group Inc. to design and develop the AS2, an eight- to 12-person supersonic business jet that will be made primarily with carbon fiber composites.

Northrop Grumman delivers center fuselage for Israeli F-35 CompositesWorld

To date, Northrop Grumman has completed center fuselages for F-35 customers in eight countries including the U.S.

SpaceX crew mission ordered to ISS by NASA CompositesWorld

Following a similar order to Boeing in May, the two companies will begin preparations to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017.

Fokker wins follow-on contract for F-35 landing gear drag brace CompositesWorld

Fokker Technologies will work with United Technologies to continue work to qualify a composite drag brace that could be incorporated into the F-35 main landing gear.

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