Aerospace Composites

Bombardier wins UK Royal Academy of Engineering award for resin transfer infusion wing

The MacRobert Award 2019 recognizes reduction in parts, fasteners and weight using pioneering advanced composites technology.

FACC receives Airbus "Innovation Award"

The award was presented to FACC for its contribution to composite components for the Airbus Wing of Tomorrow program.

Toray Advanced Composites, NCC sign R&D partnership agreement

As a Tier 1 member of the National Composites Centre, Toray Advanced Composites will collaborate with the the NCC on automotive and aerospace R&D programs.

First Toray LM-PAEK laminate for Clean Sky MECATESTERS project

KVE Composites Group and Rescoll cooperate in GKN Fokker-led project to develop micromechanical characterization of thermoplastic co-consolidated joints for aircraft fuselages

Boeing-Embraer strategic partnership to launch in 2020

The Boeing-Embraer strategic partnership, to close in early 2020, will include a new joint venture called Boeing Brasil – Commercial.

California high school adds composites fabrication to curriculum

A STEM academy recently opened the doors to a brand-new composites fabrication lab, to prepare students for the local aerospace workforce after graduation.

Nova-Institute releases list of European biocomposite producers

According to the report, there are 30 producers of biocomposite granules producing almost 130,000 tons of sustainable materials.

What will the aerocomposites industry look like after the 787 and A350?

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan considers the future of the aerospace composites industry as production of the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 appear ready to wind down in the next few years.

Gurit to expand German aerospace prepreg facility and close Switzerland facility

Gurit intends to concentrate its aerospace activity in Kassel and stop production at its Zullwil plant in the second half of 2021. 

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends

Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.

Composites industry events to highlight thermoplastics, defense, space

A roundup of news about events in the composites industry, including the TPRC’s thermoplastics conference and events from Composites UK, ACMA and more.

Virgin Galactic announces milestones in next SpaceShipTwo manufacture

The fuselage and cabin have been attached to the wing assembly, and the tail booms have been mated to the rear feather flap, moving the ship closer to full assembly.