People in Composites: June 2020

Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes. 
#iacmi #infrastructure #siemensgamesa


Magellan Aerosystem commits to Airborne automated kitting system

Manufactured by Airborne, the solution will support fabrication of composite horizontal tail assemblies for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
#f-35 #automation #lockheedmartin


F-35 Lightning program adopts closed molding technology

Reduced manufacturing time and high part-to-part dimensional repeatability are some benefits of Matrix Composites’ HiRPM molding technology. 
#f-35 #lockheedmartin #cuttingtools


Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
#weaving #marketing #regulation


Composites in the race to space

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
#lockheedmartin #aramidfiber #autoclave


People in Composites: March 2020

ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.
#facc #lockheedmartin #marketing


Orion spacecraft successfully completes major testing

In preparation for the Artemis I mission, NASA’s Orion spacecraft has recently completed systems-level testing in a simulated space environment.
#space #airbus #lockheedmartin


Marshall Advanced Composites to supply C-130 composite cockpit trim panels

Five-year, £9.5 million contract with Lockheed Martin specifies honeycomb center console panels for C-130J Super Hercules airlifter.


Albany Engineered Composites qualified to build F-35 skins

Albany, already a fabricator of more than 200 parts for the F-35, is now producing wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) Lightning II fighter jet.
#lockheedmartin #f-35


Lockheed Martin, U.S. government sign 2020 F-35 sustainment contract

The $1.9 billion contract will support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 aircraft fleet and efforts to improve mission readiness and reduce costs.
#lockheedmartin #workforcedevelopment #f-35


Lockheed Martin delivers 134 F-35 aircraft in 2019

Lockheed Martin reports that it exceeded its 2019 delivery goals for the F-35 defense aircraft, and plans to deliver 141 F-35s in 2020.
#f-35 #lockheedmartin

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Lockheed Martin delivers Mars 2020 rover aeroshell to launch site

The composite aeroshell for the Mars 2020 rover is, along with the Curiosity rover, the largest built.
#lockheedmartin #space


Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide propulsion for Orion spacecraft fleet

In a recent contract with Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne engines and other products will be used on NASA’s Orion spacecraft for three Artemis missions.
#lockheedmartin #space


NASA X-59 supersonic research aircraft cleared for final assembly

Lockheed Martin is scheduled to complete construction of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft’s systems in late 2020, with first flights in 2021.


Dowty Propellers to open U.K. headquarters, composite propeller blade production facility

The Brockworth, England facility will include a full production facility for the company’s all-composite aircraft propeller blades.
#generalaviation #braiding #lockheedmartin


People in Composites: November 2019

Albany Engineered Composites, GKN Aerospace, Michelman and Sirrus Inc. announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.
#lockheedmartin #regulation #northropgrumman


IAI North America to build new headquarters in Virginia

Aerospace and defense company Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is expanding its reach in North America with a new corporate headquarters location.
#workforcedevelopment #lockheedmartin #f-35


Modeling & Simulation Conference: Desiloing the Design Process

Dassault event challenges industry to break barriers between designers, analysts, manufacturing and business teams.
#boeing #composites4_0 #lockheedmartin


Solvay opens thermoplastic composite centers in U.S. and Belgium

In addition to two new centers, Solvay has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and several Belgian companies to grow aerospace composites in Belgium.
#f-35 #adhesives #lockheedmartin


Blue Origin to team up with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper on lunar lander

Proposed lunar landing system to be considered for NASA’s Artemis program, which seeks to return humans to the moon by 2024.
#lockheedmartin #northropgrumman #space