Amazon, Shell add to $21.4 million in venture funding plus U.K. government $16.3 million grant for HyFlyer II project to deliver 19-seat H2 aircraft by 2023.
MAHEPA consortium demonstrates feasibility and advances toward liquid hydrogen tanks and scaling modular HY4 technology to new, emissions-free aircraft.
Successful first demonstrations on 16-mm-thick CF/PA12 to be followed by CF/PEEK tapes and embedded sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM).
Positioning and drilling end effector for automated, high-precision and quality-assured pre-assembly developed with Airbus in German-funded “Tempo” sub-project.
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured and so will the market for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
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Four panels integrating mechanical and electrical elements such as connectors, wires and busbars into aerostructures offer solutions for greener aircraft.