The three concepts — all codenamed ZEROe — each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight. The aircraft could enter service by 2035.
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With the V-shaped long-haul aircraft’s successful maiden flight underway, next steps include using the data collected during the flight to develop an aerodynamic model.
The project aims to provide nacelle components for the engine UltraFan demonstrator. Nikkiso’s role is to reduce manufacturing costs by a new out-of-autoclave curing method.
Presentations from Microsoft, Uber Elevate, BFG International, Joby Aviation, Anzac Contractors, the Florida DOT will be featured at CAMX 2020.
The virtual symposium, held Sept. 9-10, 2020, will focus on current state, trends and opportunities for automated fiber placement (AFP) and additive manufacturing (AM).
The company transferred over its aerospace structures composites locations over to Arlington Capital Partners.
Tenax dry reinforcements non-crimp fabrics and braided fibers will form the skins and stiffeners via automated RTM.
Airbus is evaluating several advanced composites technologies as part of its Wing of Tomorrow program. Among these is liquid resin infusion of the lower wing skin, being developed by Spirit AeroSystems.
With several test flights under its belt and an EASA certification, Airbus is prepping the H145 for customer deliveries.
Strata assumes fabrication and assembly duties for inboard flaps production and plans to incorporate HDF and ATL machines into the process.
The reduction of 15,000 positions, made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, will primarily affect Airbus employees in France, Spain, Germany and the U.K., as well as Stelia and Premium AEROTEC.
An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.
Algorithm-based artificial intelligence, once only imagined, is here. It can do a lot of good.
The facility will support GKN’s commitment toward next-gen aircraft technology developments, Industry 4.0 and more.
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At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
The 2019 final review demonstrated integration of an automated CFRP process chain: AFP inline inspection and rework, cure and resin flow sensors, part performance prediction and a decision support tool for line operators.
Visualizing the difference between digital representations and data flows and understanding the applications that are changing composites manufacturing and business models.
Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Automated tape laying and automated fiber placement are similar, but not the same. Can narrow tapes provide a middle ground with advantages of both processes for next-gen aircraft?
Italian OEM and tier supplier Leonardo works with CETMA R&D to develop new composite materials, machines and processes, including induction welding for in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic composites.
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Adaptive systems, IoT platforms and apps, the need for 4.0 standardization and a new way to develop and certify composite aerostructures.
California-based Airflow's eSTOL aircraft promises cost-effective, rapid delivery of cargo within a distance range of 50-200 miles.
The coronavirus pandemic promises to wreak havoc on the aerospace composites supply chain, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about how a post-pandemic commercial aerospace market will evolve.
The projects focus on technologies that can detect pre-existing damage and improve composite repairs for next-generation aircraft.
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
Efforts to locally and globally collaborate in order to address industry issues and stimulate innovation are becoming essential conversations during the coronavirus pandemic.