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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Premium AEROTEC's Augsburg, Germany, facility has begun carbon fiber and tape placement in the manufacture of the rear fuselage shell for the forthcoming A350-1000 XWB twin-aisle jet.Orbital ATK begins production of 787 composite frames CompositesWorld
Orbital ATK's Freeport Composites Center in Utah, which already makes composite stringers and frames for the Airbus A350 XWB, has begun making composite frames for Boeing's 787-9 center and aft fuselage sections.Flaris Lar 1 jet getting closer to first flight CompositesWorld
The composites-intensive FLARIS LAR 1, manufactured by Poland-based Metal-Master, is completing ground tests and will soon take its first flight.Novator sells more equipment to Boeing SC, establishes repair center in WA CompositesWorld
Sales increase for Swedish supplier of portable orbital drills for drilling titanium into composites as does its commitment to service.Virgin Galactic opens LauncherOne design and manufacturing plant CompositesWorld
LauncherOne, a new two-stage orbital launch vehicle designed to deliver satellites of 225 kg or less into orbit, will be manufactured at a facility near the Long Beach, CA, US airport. A job fair is scheduled for March 7.