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Published: 12/9/2019

Irkut Corp. completes construction of fourth MS-21-300 flight test aircraft
Russian jetliner with OOA infused wing steps nearer to certification. See CW’s historical timeline of the MS-21.

Published: 11/28/2019

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH
German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites

Published: 11/27/2019

People in Composites: November 2019
Albany Engineered Composites, GKN Aerospace, Michelman and Sirrus Inc. announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.

Published: 11/20/2019

ACMA hosts third transportation and defense policy fly-in
Forty ACMA members met with nearly 100 members of Congress and staff to advance legislation enabling composites usage in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

Published: 11/15/2019

New Digimat 2019.1 release enables smarter fiber-reinforced composite design values, allowables and crash modeling
Upgrades include high fiber content virtual test with 10-100 times faster analyses and progressive damage analysis using the Camanho method.  

Published: 11/14/2019

Kanfit Ltd. partners with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
The Israeli defense contractor has acquired a 50% stake in Kanfit Ltd.

Published: 11/13/2019

Airbus naval unmanned aerial vehicle prototype performs first flight
The next step for the VSR700 unmanned aerial system prototype is free flight testing, moving toward performance trials with the French Navy in 2021.

Published: 11/12/2019

Corebon expands induction-based composites production into new facility
Results for cutting CFRP cycle time to be presented at Carbon Fiber 2019 conference.

Published: 11/6/2019

Radius Engineering workcell enables composite flare housings for F-35
New flare housing manufacturing facility will utilize RTM workcell from Radius Engineering to manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft’s countermeasure flares.

Published: 10/29/2019

Solvay opens thermoplastic composite centers in U.S. and Belgium
In addition to two new centers, Solvay has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and several Belgian companies to grow aerospace composites in Belgium.