France-based VoltAero will offer its Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft in three versions, starting with the Cassio 330. Flight testing has begun and first deliveries are expected by the end of 2022.
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With an all-carbon fiber airframe, the aircraft offers several internal and external features for improved space, luxury, safety and efficiency.
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.
The composite fuselage aircraft model, introduced in 2018, received Chinese type certification in August of this year.
The Brockworth, England facility will include a full production facility for the company’s all-composite aircraft propeller blades.
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.
CompositesWorld’s annual Carbon Fiber conference was held in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S., in late 2019 and included a pre-conference seminar focused on carbon fiber supply and demand.
Bye Aerospace estimates its eFlyer will eliminate 3 million metric tons of CO2 every year otherwise produced to train the needed new airline pilots.
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.
CAMX 2019 is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you will encounter on the show floor.
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.
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured, and so will the market there for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
The composite aircraft part manufacturer has built prototype and production aircraft parts, including those for the Safari 500 helicopter.
Matrix Composites is emphasizing its design and manufacture services for aerospace, defense and commercial/general aviation composite components and assemblies.
Toray Composite Materials America Inc. (Tacoma, Wash., U.S.) is featuring its latest innovations in carbon fiber and composite materials.
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.
Park Electrochemical Corp. announces the merger of its aerospace technologies subsidiary and a company name change to Park Aerospace Corp.
The companies’ goal is to boost R&D in China for aircraft landing gears and composite components for aircraft.
CW columnist Dan Adams explores methods for estimating composite mechanical properties using similar materials.
The two companies have announced a long-term partnership aimed at making flying more affordable than driving for trips up to 300 miles.
Bye Aerospace says eFlyer’s (formerly Sun Flyer) new name more accurately represents the aircraft’s all-electric propulsion system.
The collaboration will develop global material and process specifications for advanced materials, including composites, in the aerospace and air transport industries.
Bye Aerospace’s all-electric, composite material aircraft has successfully completed its first official flight test with a Siemens electric propulsion motor.
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.
With major new aircraft programs on the horizon, the aerospace industry is looking to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.