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The move was made following a request from Boeing that Spirit pause additional work on four 737 MAX shipsets and avoid starting production on 16 737 MAX shipsets to be delivered in 2020.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
The company’s 12.8 million-square-foot aerospace manufacturing facility will be converted to Kansas wind-generated electricity.
Measures taken include an extended suspension of production for Boeing aircraft and workforce reductions.
Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. are suspended until further notice.
The announcement follows Boeing’s temporary suspension of Puget Sound production activity due to the coronavirus outbreak.
At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
FMI is an industry-leading technology company specializing in high-temperature materials and composites for defense.
The Scotland-based facility will use advanced composites technology for high-volume production of spoilers for the Airbus A320 aircraft family.
Synthesites in situ process monitoring enables cure decisions based on real-time Tg evaluation that can reduce cure cycles by up to 50%.
SAERTEX supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fiber noncrimp fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wingskins for the Airbus A220 aircraft at its Belfast facility.
Bombardier exits the commercial aircraft manufacturing business. Airbus owns 75% of the A220 program; Government of Québec owns 25%.
JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
The coronavirus pandemic promises to wreak havoc on the aerospace composites supply chain, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about how a post-pandemic commercial aerospace market will evolve.
Under the agreement, Spirit will restart production slowly, ramping up to reach a total of 216 MAX shipsets delivered to Boeing in 2020.
Layoffs affecting 2,800 employees have been issued at the Wichita facility, due to ongoing production suspension and expected lower production going forward.
Aerostructures supplier Potez Aéronautique will design the doors of the AS2 supersonic business jet.
With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.
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Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Spirit AeroSystems is suspending production of 737 MAX components pending Boeing’s resumed production timetable.
Safran companies will design the engine nacelles, braking system and landing gear systems for the AS2 supersonic business jet.
Albany has signed a two-year agreement with Airbus to apply its 3D reinforced composites technology to next-generation wing substructure applications.
Albany Engineered Composites, GKN Aerospace, Michelman and Sirrus Inc. announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.