Airbus announces headcount reduction through mid-2021

The reduction of 15,000 positions, made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, will primarily affect Airbus employees in France, Spain, Germany and the U.K., as well as Stelia and Premium AEROTEC.

Additive Manufacturing

Arevo launches on-demand 3D printing program

Arevo is unveiling at JEC World its new MaaS program for the on-demand production of ultra-strong, lightweight 3D-printed composite parts.


STELIA North America optimizes processes with Plataine IIoT solution

The company plans to digitize and optimize aerospace composite manufacturing operations.


STELIA Aerospace participates in AILE project with Bombardier

STELIA Aéronautique Canada’s R&T teams will lead the project to build a thermoplastic composite trailing edge flap as a testbed for Bombardier.

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.


Automated, in-situ inspection a necessity for next-gen aerospace

Inline inspection technologies continue to evolve with the aim of providing faster and more accurate part inspection.


Plant Tour: STELIA Aerospace, Méaulte, France

Supplier of Airbus fuselage sections pushes boundaries of hybrid aerostructures production, assembly and thermoplastic composites.


Opportunities, challenges for composites in future aircraft

As the commercial aerospace sector prepares for a new round of major program launches, the question of where and how composites will be applied weighs heavily on the supply chain.


Institut de Soudure Group, Malaysian government to establish composites and NDT training

Composite Integrity division will work with MARA agency to improve aviation part maintenance skills in Malaysia.


Michelin, Faurecia form fuel cells JV

The joint venture combines the hydrogen fuel cell work from both companies, including Faurecia’s partnership with Stelia Aerospace Composites and Michelin’s subsidiary Symbio.


Technical paper award-winners

The 2018 CAMX Steering Committee has selected this year’s CAMX Technical Paper Award winners.


CAMX 2018 preview: Porcher Industries

Porcher Industries and BGF Industries, specialists in high-performance technical textiles and composites, are presenting dry fibers for aerospace and automotive and the STELIA thermoplastic fuselage demonstrator. 


New horizons in welding thermoplastic composites

Latest developments in qualification, production and applications for aerospace and automotive.


Welding thermoplastic composites

Multiple methods advance toward faster robotic welds using new technology for increased volumes and larger aerostructures.

Jeff Sloan's top five from JEC World 2018

There is still a third and final day to go at JEC World 2018 in Paris, but there is enough fodder from the first two days of the show to cobble together some thoughts about what we have heard and seen at the show.


JEC World 2018 preview: Porcher

Porcher Industries (Eclose-Badinières, France) will have a talented team of textile, composite and chemical engineering experts in Paris to present their latest innovations at JEC World 2018.


Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1

After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.

Compression Molding

Thermoplastic composite demonstrators — EU roadmap for future airframes

There is a TPC development roadmap in Europe, supported by Airbus and a variety of aerospace consortia, and involving almost every major aerostructures supplier in Europe.


BGF – US link to global composites high-tech

With >50 years in composites, this well-known US supplier is widening its portfolio of composites technologies into opportunities for integrated products and advanced manufacturing.


Fiber-metal laminates in the spotlight

Interest in FMLs is growing again as aeroengineers search for lightweight solutions adaptable to new narrowbody commercial aircraft.


CAMX 2016 Exhibitor Previews: Part 2

CAMX, in its third year, is growing and expanding, and the quantity and quality of new products and technologies being introduced at the show is impressive. CAMX Connection asked exhibitors to tell us about the products they will feature, and the response has been tremendous. This week features Part 2 of 2 of the CAMX 2016 Exhibitor Previews.


The resurgence of GLARE

Airbus pursues fiber metal laminates for future narrowbody construction, citing cost, weight, repair and lightning strike benefits.


Carbures, el Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain

On a rapid and audacious growth trajectory, this Tier 2 supplier based on the Iberian Peninsula opens the doors of three foundational facilities near Spain’s aerospace epicenter.


Hexcel core factory to augment growing Moroccan aerospace community

The new facility is part of Hexcel’s ongoing effort to diversify its global aerospace supply chain to support customers’ growing demand for engineered honeycomb core used in composite sandwich constructions for lightweight aircraft secondary structures, nacelles and helicopter blades.

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