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Aerospace

Elbit Systems extends composite assembly work for F-35

Lockheed Martin awarded Elbit Systems with a four-year contract to supply structural assemblies for the F-35 aircraft’s forward equipment bay assemblies.

Defense

HX5 thermoplastic nanocomposite presents an alternative to aluminum for space applications

Alpine Advanced Materials’ HX5 demonstrated retention of 96% mechanical performance with exposure to five million rads of gamma radiation.   

People in Composites: June 2020

Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes. 

Aerospace

Magellan Aerosystem commits to Airborne automated kitting system

Manufactured by Airborne, the solution will support fabrication of composite horizontal tail assemblies for the F-35 fighter aircraft.

Defense

F-35 Lightning program adopts closed molding technology

Reduced manufacturing time and high part-to-part dimensional repeatability are some benefits of Matrix Composites’ HiRPM molding technology. 

Marine

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.

Construction

People in Composites: March 2020

ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.

Aerospace

Marshall Advanced Composites to supply C-130 composite cockpit trim panels

Five-year, £9.5 million contract with Lockheed Martin specifies honeycomb center console panels for C-130J Super Hercules airlifter.

Defense

Lockheed Martin, U.S. government sign 2020 F-35 sustainment contract

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.

Defense

Lockheed Martin delivers 134 F-35 aircraft in 2019

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.

Aerospace

Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide propulsion for Orion spacecraft fleet

In a recent contract with Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne engines and other products will be used on NASA’s Orion spacecraft for three Artemis missions.

Aerospace

NASA X-59 supersonic research aircraft cleared for final assembly

Lockheed Martin is scheduled to complete construction of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft’s systems in late 2020, with first flights in 2021.

Carbon Fibers

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.

Defense

People in Composites: November 2019

Albany Engineered Composites, GKN Aerospace, Michelman and Sirrus Inc. announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.

Aerospace

IAI North America to build new headquarters in Virginia

Aerospace and defense company Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is expanding its reach in North America with a new corporate headquarters location.

Design/Simulation

Modeling & Simulation Conference: Desiloing the Design Process

Dassault event challenges industry to break barriers between designers, analysts, manufacturing and business teams.

Aerospace

Solvay opens thermoplastic composite centers in U.S. and Belgium

In addition to two new centers, Solvay has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and several Belgian companies to grow aerospace composites in Belgium.

Aerospace

Blue Origin to team up with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper on lunar lander

Proposed lunar landing system to be considered for NASA’s Artemis program, which seeks to return humans to the moon by 2024.

Aerospace

California high school adds composites fabrication to curriculum

A STEM academy recently opened the doors to a brand-new composites fabrication lab, to prepare students for the local aerospace workforce after graduation.

Aerospace

NASA awards Lockheed Martin long-term Orion production contract

The contract is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that includes a commitment to order a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 Orion spacecraft over the next ten years.

Aerospace

National Composites Week: Helping us explore

As we celebrate National Composites Week here’s a look at some of the ways composites help us explore.  

Aerospace

National Composites Week: How composites protect us

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here’s a look at some of the ways composites keeping us safe.  

Aerospace

Merger mania, part II?

Columnist Dale Brosius considers the surges of company mergers that have affected the composites industry over the years.

Aerospace

NASA seeks companies to participate in next phase of commercial lunar payload services

NASA announcement calls for companies to participate in development of technologies to support the next generation of lunar landers.