#SPIRITAEROSYSTEMS

Spirit AeroSystems completes Bombardier acquisition

Spirit pays $865 million for Bombardier’s Belfast, Northern Ireland, plant, plus others. The Belfast facility fabricates the infused composite wings for the Airbus A220 single-aisle aircraft.
#spiritaerosystems #airbus

Spirit, Bombardier renegotiate terms of Bombardier Belfast sale

Spirit AeroSystems agreed last year to acquire Bombardier’s Belfast plant, which makes the composite wings for the Airbus A220. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled both sides to re-evaluate the value of the transaction. 
#spiritaerosystems

Infusion

Update: Lower wing skin, Wing of Tomorrow

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.
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #airbus

RTM

Teijin Ltd. Tenax carbon fiber qualified for Airbus A320neo

Tenax dry reinforcements non-crimp fabrics and braided fibers will form the skins and stiffeners via automated RTM.
#braiding #spiritaerosystems #automation

ATL/AFP

Webinar presentation: Next-Generation Composites Materials and Processes (July 2020)

CompositesWorld hosted on July 28, 2020, a webinar titled, “Next-Generation Composite Materials and Processes.” If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording or download a PDF of the presentation.
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #wingoftomorrow

Aerospace

Aerion Supersonic, Spirit AeroSystems expand composites agreement

Spirit will expand its work on the composite forward, pressurized fuselage for the AS2 supersonic business jet, leading to full-rate production in 2023.
#spiritaerosystems

Thinking machines

Algorithm-based artificial intelligence, once only imagined, is here. It can do a lot of good.
#composites4_0 #editorial #airbus

RTM

High-rate, automated aerospace RTM line delivers next-gen spoilers

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.
#ndi #cuttingtools #insidemanufacturing

Aerospace

Reading tea leaves: The outlook for aerospace

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.
#nextgenaerospace #787 #a350

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems pauses work on 20 737 MAX shipsets

The move was made following a request from Boeing that Spirit pause additional work on four 737 MAX shipsets and avoid starting production on 16 737 MAX shipsets to be delivered in 2020.
#spiritaerosystems #boeing

Aerospace

Boeing pauses 737 MAX delivery and production

Spirit notes that it will take determine a definitive plan with Beoing for the 737 MAX. 
#spiritaerosystems #boeing

Defense

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

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems to power Wichita facility with wind energy

The company’s 12.8 million-square-foot aerospace manufacturing facility will be converted to Kansas wind-generated electricity.
#spiritaerosystems #windblades

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems announces new cost-reduction measures in light of coronavirus

Measures taken include an extended suspension of production for Boeing aircraft and workforce reductions.
#airbus #spiritaerosystems #787

Defense

Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. are suspended until further notice.
#spiritaerosystems #787 #boeing

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing production work

The announcement follows Boeing’s temporary suspension of Puget Sound production activity due to the coronavirus outbreak.
#787 #boeing #airbus

Aerospace

The black swan events hitting the composites industry

From the Boeing 787 to COVID-19: When the out-of-the-ordinary becomes ordinary — and affects the manufacturing supply chain.
#wingoftomorrow #787 #boeing

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems acquires Fiber Materials Inc.

FMI is an industry-leading technology company specializing in high-temperature materials and composites for defense.
#spiritaerosystems #weaving

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems opens new spoiler manufacturing facility

The Scotland-based facility will use advanced composites technology for high-volume production of spoilers for the Airbus A320 aircraft family.
#autoclave #airbus #outofautoclave

Automotive

DC dielectric sensors for industrial composites production

Synthesites in situ process monitoring enables cure decisions based on real-time Tg evaluation that can reduce cure cycles by up to 50%.
#spiritaerosystems #windblades #adhesives