Bell Boeing delivers 400th V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

The composites-intensive plane, since it entered service in 2007, has logged more than 500,000 flight hours.


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.


Meggitt to supply composite ice protection components for V-22 Osprey

Per a contract with Bell Textron Inc., Meggitt will supply composite de-icing propeller rotor blankets, heated spinners, fairings and pendulums.


Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey successfully completes first flight

The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.


Boeing invests $115 million in new V-22 production facility

The new factory, located outside Philadelphia, Pa., U.S., will produce V-22 fuselages and modernize the Marine MV-22 fleet.


Triumph delivers first ramp structures for Boeing's V-22

The composite ramp and ramp door assemblies will be integrated onto the aft fuselage of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.


Special events round out CAMX experience

CAMX offers several special events for show-goers, which may fit your schedule.


CAMX 2018 preview: Accudyne Systems

Accudyne Systems (Newark, DE, US) is featuring its line of of customized automation equipment for producing intermediary materials, preforms and finished parts.


Solvay and Bell sign composites and adhesives supply agreement

Solvay will supply Bell with a portfolio of structural composites and adhesives to be used across military and commercial rotorcraft programs.


Bell Boeing awarded multiyear V-22 production contract

The new multiyear production contract provides program production stability for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft through at least 2024.


LMI receives multiyear thermoplastics contract from Boeing

Contract follows Boeing's 2017 qualification of the LMI operation as a provider of thermoplastic composite parts.


Bell V-280 Valor takes first flight

The V-280 program brings together the engineering resources and industrial capabilities of Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, GE, Moog, IAI, TRU Simulation & Training, Astronics, Eaton, GKN Aerospace, Lord, Meggitt and Spirit AeroSystems.


V-22 Osprey exceeds 400,000 flight hours

The composites-intensive V-22 Osprey tilrotor aircraft, in service since 2007, has logged more than 400,000 flight hours in theaters throughout the world.


Thermography: The Big Picture gets bigger

Recent advances in IR camera technology are ... fueling another surge in thermography use.

Carbon Fibers

Carbon Fiber 2014 Conference Report

Automation, alternative PAN precursor and carbon composites on commercial aircraft top the bill at December’s event on the US West Coast.


Fabrication methods (2015)

There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.


Thermoplastics in Aerospace Composites Outlook, 2014-2023

Capable of volume production, thermoplastic composites will gain new market share in the aerospace industry.


The markets: Aerospace (2014)

Although North America currently dominates this market, Asia and the Middle East, in fact, are expected to be the primary drivers of global aerospace industry demand in the coming years.


Paris Air Show 2013: A century of aircraft progress

Torrential rains couldn’t dampen the spirit of innovation or stop the flood of business aerospace announcements.


2012 Farnborough International Airshow Report

The biennial U.K. air event delivered the clear message that the aerospace industry — and aerospace composites with it — continue to soar.


Blade cycle time: 37 percent faster

Ongoing private/public effort to optimize blade manufacturing targets current production and anticipates “next-generation” offshore applications.


Redesigning for simplicity and economy

Military OEM makes the switch from sandwich construction to compression molding to optimize composite aerospace part.


Machining carbon composites: Risky business

As composites take a larger part (and form larger parts) in the aerospace structures sector, it’s not just a make-it-or-break-it proposition.

Modular composites: A perfect fit in new medevac helicopter

Bell Helicopter's new manufacturing parardigm replaces sheet metal with composites in a modular "snap fit" design.

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