INDUSTRY NEWS

PUBLISHED: 4/9/2020

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.


4/9/2020

Airbus cuts commercial aircraft production by one third

Airbus will reduce production of the A320 to 40 per month, the A330 to two per month and the A350 to six per month.


4/8/2020

Spirit AeroSystems announces new cost-reduction measures in light of coronavirus

Measures taken include an extended suspension of production for Boeing aircraft and workforce reductions.


4/8/2020

Arkema outlines growth plans in Specialty Materials

In a recent strategy update meeting, the chemical company said it will focus on growth on its Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions businesses.


4/7/2020

Hexcel, Woodward terminate planned merger

Uncertainty in the aerospace and industrial markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced the two companies to terminate their planned merger of equals.


4/7/2020

Rockwood Composites, Leonardo produce 10,000th blade for Eurofighter Typhoon

The delivery of the 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on Leonardo’s defense aircraft marks 10 years of partnership for the companies.


4/7/2020

AnalySwift receives U.S. Navy grant to help improve service life of helicopters

The funded project aims to further develop SwiftComp modeling software to better predict the durability of composite flexbeams on Navy rotorcraft.


PUBLISHED: 4/6/2020

Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. are suspended until further notice.


4/3/2020

AFRL evaluates braiding, SMP tooling and VARTM for lower-cost future engine inlet ducts

U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.


4/3/2020

Plataine joins the National Composites Centre

Plataine will be able to access the NCC’s facilities to implement its Industrial IoT, AI-based solutions, creating a test environment for the factory of the future.