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.
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.
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.
German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites
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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.
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.
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.
Aerospace and defense company Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is expanding its reach in North America with a new corporate headquarters location.
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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.
The company has signed a long term contract with Pratt & Whitney to supply advanced composite components for the F119 and F135 engines which power the F-22 and F-35 aircraft.
A STEM academy recently opened the doors to a brand-new composites fabrication lab, to prepare students for the local aerospace workforce after graduation.
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This aerospace and defense fabricator upgrades to a larger facility and gets, in the process, a chance to rethink and optimize material, people and process flow.
Emerging processes like continuous fiber manufacturing, in-situ consolidation and tool-less manufacturing are bringing composite 3D printing into the third dimension.
Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a new automatic fiber placement line for composite skins for the F-35 wings.
With major new aircraft programs on the horizon, the aerospace industry is looking to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts, while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.