COMPOSITES NEWS

Raytheon, United Technologies complete merger of equals transaction

4/10/2020

Now named Raytheon Technologies Corp., the aerospace and defense company plans to introduce new technologies in hypersonics, directed energy and avionics.

Airbus cuts commercial aircraft production by one third

4/9/2020

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

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

4/8/2020

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

Arkema outlines growth plans in Specialty Materials

4/8/2020

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.

Hexcel, Woodward terminate planned merger

4/7/2020

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

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

4/7/2020

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

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

4/7/2020

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

Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

3/23/2020

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

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

4/3/2020

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

Plataine joins the National Composites Centre

4/3/2020

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.