New 1 million-square-foot production facility follows CMC R&D center and publicized strategy for next-gen engines.
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Despite COVID-19 challenges, F-35 production delivered 123 aircraft in 2020. Steady program progression and maturation continues into 2021.
VeeloHEAT Cauls and VeeloHEAT composite repair blankets provide uniform heating, even on complex geometries, and will eliminate the need to move tooling to an autoclave for debulking.
The new five-year contract with Lockheed Martin builds on Solvay’s F-35 program commitment to provide high-performance materials and the company’s leadership in composite and adhesive technologies.
Lockheed Martin awarded Elbit Systems with a four-year contract to supply structural assemblies for the F-35 aircraft’s forward equipment bay assemblies.
The $15 million contract strengthens the company’s partnership with Chemring Australia and ensures continued supply for an essential aircraft component on the F-35.
The composites-intensive plane, since it entered service in 2007, has logged more than 500,000 flight hours.
It used to be enough that AFP systems could precisely and quickly place and cut multiple tows to build complex aerostructures. Now, fabricators need those tows steered, and the tighter the radius, the better.
Manufactured by Airborne, the solution will support fabrication of composite horizontal tail assemblies for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
Reduced manufacturing time and high part-to-part dimensional repeatability are some benefits of Matrix Composites’ HiRPM molding technology.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
This is part of a long-term partnership with BAE Systems for manufacture and supply for multiple defense aircraft platforms.
The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
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.
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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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.
German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites
Aerospace and defense company Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is expanding its reach in North America with a new corporate headquarters location.
New flare housing manufacturing facility will utilize RTM workcell from Radius Engineering to manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft’s countermeasure flares.
In addition to two new centers, Solvay has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and several Belgian companies to grow aerospace composites in Belgium.
The new facility, in Bankstown, Australia, will manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft’s countermeasure flares.
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.
A STEM academy recently opened the doors to a brand-new composites fabrication lab, to prepare students for the local aerospace workforce after graduation.
As we celebrate National Composites Week, here’s a look at some of the ways composites keeping us safe.
Development spans 3D and thermoplastic nanocomposites, nano-CMCs for hypersonics and nanomaterials safety and toxicity.
The 400th production aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah by Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office.
The companies have signed an agreement continuing production of F-35 Lightning II horizontal tail assemblies, including additional quantities.
GKN Fokker has signed a supply agreement with Pratt & Whitney for advanced composite parts for the F135 engine, which powers the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.