Aerospace Composites

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.

Corebon expands induction-based composites production into new facility

Results for cutting CFRP cycle time to be presented at Carbon Fiber 2019 conference.

Urban air mobility: The action heats up

Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the current state of the under-development urban air mobility (UAM) market, where it’s headed, and what it all means for the composites industry.

Bloodhound hits 501 mph in latest test run

Bloodhound LSR is being put through its paces in South Africa as it prepares for a 2020 attempt to break the land speed record of 753 mph.

Airbus, China reinforce aviation partnership

A new agreement between Airbus and representatives from the Chinese government ramps up A320 and A350 XWB production in China.

Airborne UK joins the National Composites Centre as Tier 2 member

The companies plan to work together on automation and collaborative digital projects, with the goal of reducing the cost of manufacturing composite structures at rate.

Prepreg cutting system reduces waste, speeds assembly of Swiss business jet

Swiss aircraft manufacturer cites years of Zünd digital cutting systems as part of the success story for several iterations of commercial aircraft.

Kordsa partners with University of Sheffield research center

Kordsa, the University of Sheffield and Sabancı University will collaborate on advanced composites research for aerospace and automotive applications.

Graphene technology enables composite cryogenic pressure vessels

Infinite Composites incorporates Applied Graphene Materials’ graphene technology into two resin systems for cryogenic pressure vessels being considered for NASA missions.

Epic Aircraft carbon fiber aircraft achieves FAA type certification

Deliveries of the all carbon fiber single-engine turboprop are scheduled to begin this year.

GKN Aerospace named key supplier for Gulfstream G700

Thermoplastic composites feature prominently in the new G700 business jet design.

CW's Top Shops puts operations in perspective

The inaugural CW Top Shops benchmarking survey is designed to help composites fabricators understand how efficient their manufacturing operations are.