#GENERALAVIATION

Carbon Fibers

Diamond Aircraft introduces an all-carbon fiber DA50 RG aircraft

With an all-carbon fiber airframe, the aircraft offers several internal and external features for improved space, luxury, safety and efficiency. 

Glass Fibers

Simulation software leveraged for rotor blade project

Seoul National University uses Analyswift’s composite simulation software, VABS, for more accurate design and analyses in the university’s experimental evaluation of a SNUF rotor blade.   

Aerospace

Honda Aircraft Co. begins deliveries of HondaJet Elite to China

The composite fuselage aircraft model, introduced in 2018, received Chinese type certification in August of this year.

Testing

Estimating composite properties using data from similar materials

CW columnist Dan Adams explores methods for estimating composite mechanical properties using similar materials.

Aerospace

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.

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.

Aerospace

Daher completes acquisition of Quest Aircraft Co.

The acquisition of the U.S.-based company extends Daher’s North American operations, adding assembly of the Kodiak utility airplane to its portfolio.

Carbon Fibers

Bye eFlyer 2 flight test data supports electric propulsion claims

Bye Aerospace estimates its eFlyer will eliminate 3 million metric tons of CO2 every year otherwise produced to train the needed new airline pilots.

Aerospace

NASA all-electric experimental aircraft to begin ground testing

NASA’s X-57 Maxwell has been delivered to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in its Mod II configuration and will soon undergo extensive ground testing of its integrated electric propulsion system.

Mass Transit

Into the Hyperloop

The role of composites in the fifth mode of transport.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2019: Exhibit previews

CAMX 2019 is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you will encounter on the show floor.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2019: Exhibit previews, part 2

CAMX 2019 is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you will encounter on the show floor. This is part two of a two-part series that previews some of the products, technologies and services that will be on display.

Aerospace

Quantum to purchase 26 eFlyers from Bye Aerospace

Quantum Air aims to lead point-to-point air taxi travel with its fleet of eFlyer 2 and eFlyer 4 electric airplanes.

Aerospace

Carbon Fiber Composites Inc. awarded $10,000 for new aircraft design

The composite aircraft part manufacturer has built prototype and production aircraft parts, including those for the Safari 500 helicopter.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Matrix Composites

Matrix Composites is emphasizing its design and manufacture services for aerospace, defense and commercial/general aviation composite components and assemblies.

Prepregs

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Toray Composites Materials America

Toray Composite Materials America Inc. (Tacoma, Wash., U.S.) is featuring its latest innovations in carbon fiber and composite materials.

Aerospace

eFlyer 2 begins flight testing with Siemens production motor

Bye Aerospace begins a new flight test phase for its two-seat composites-intensive all-electric eFlyer 2 prototype with the new 90 kW Siemens SP70D production motor.  

Aerospace

Park puts focus on aerospace business

Park Electrochemical Corp. announces the merger of its aerospace technologies subsidiary  and a company name change to Park Aerospace Corp.

Aerospace

MA Group and Sichuan Haite Group to develop aerocomposite JV

The companies’ goal is to boost R&D in China for aircraft landing gears and composite components for aircraft.

Aerospace

BlackBird partners with Bye Aerospace

The two companies have announced a long-term partnership aimed at making flying more affordable than driving for trips up to 300 miles.

Aerospace

Bye's Sunflyer rebranded as eFlyer

Bye Aerospace says eFlyer’s (formerly Sun Flyer) new name more accurately represents the aircraft’s all-electric propulsion system.

Aerospace

SAE and NCAMP to develop aerospace material and process standards

The collaboration will develop global material and process specifications for advanced materials, including composites, in the aerospace and air transport industries.

Aerospace

Siemens electric propulsion motor powers Sun Flyer 2 flight

Bye Aerospace’s all-electric, composite material aircraft has successfully completed its first official flight test with a Siemens electric propulsion motor.

Pultrusion

Withstanding fire without the weight

New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.