INDUSTRY NEWS

12/30/2019

Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing 737 MAX production

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Spirit AeroSystems is suspending production of 737 MAX components pending Boeing’s resumed production timetable.


12/30/2019

Aerion Supersonic, Safran partner for AS2

Safran companies will design the engine nacelles, braking system and landing gear systems for the AS2 supersonic business jet.


12/30/2019

Sener Aeroespacial to develop assembly, testing equipment for JUICE satellite solar array wings

The Spanish aerospace systems supplier will provide equipment for transport, functional and vibration tests and final assembly of the large solar panels.


12/30/2019

ACMA announces 2020 Composites Recycling Conference

Abstract submissions will be accepted until Jan. 20, for the event taking place May 19-21 in Aurora, Colo., U.S.


12/27/2019

AFRL camber morphing wing takes flight

Smooth composite skin enables active re-contour of up to 6% and fuel savings of 10%.


12/27/2019

Lockheed Martin delivers Mars 2020 rover aeroshell to launch site

The composite aeroshell for the Mars 2020 rover is, along with the Curiosity rover, the largest built.


12/27/2019

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. to manufacture, market new hydrocarbon resins for 5G electronics, aerospace

Developed per a licensing agreement with materials company Novoset LLC, the resins are said to possess ultra-low dielectric loss properties for electronics.


12/27/2019

Researchers develop carbon nanotube heat shield

A team of researchers from Florida State University is developing a design for for a carbon nanotube-based heat shield for use on satellites, rockets and jet aircraft.


12/27/2019

People in Composites: December 2019

Boston Materials, Composites UK, Gougeon Brothers, Gurit, Nano Dimension, SAMPE, Shape and Thermwood announce new hires and retirees in the composites manufacturing industry.


12/26/2019

Honda Aircraft Co. begins deliveries of HondaJet Elite to China

The composite fuselage aircraft model, introduced in 2018, received Chinese type certification in August of this year.