Jointly funded by Airbus and the U.K. government’s ATI program, the £40 million research and testing facility serves to undertake structural testing of large-scale aircraft assemblies.
The units will enhance flight experience, while optimizing weight, durability and performance via composite materials.
Prepreg developed specifically for aircraft applications using high-performance and rapid-curing epoxy resin, with low-temp molding and automated processing capabilities.
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Plan to combine France and Germany activities with composite aerostructures assembly companies Stelia Aerospace and Premium Aerotec respectively, and integrate them wholly under Airbus.
GKN Aerospace’s carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft rib design accomplishes 45-minute cycle times, reduced weight and competitive costs via a customized press system.
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PDR completion paves the way toward validating the project’s feasibility and firming up the architecture for a first flight scheduled in 2022.