COMPOSITES NEWS

Magnum Venus Products partners with Australian distributor

6/18/2020

The new distributor, MVP Australia, will support MVP’s composite equipment and streamline MVP’s customers’ manufacturing processes.  

Velis Electro all-electric aircraft obtains type certificate

6/18/2020

Obtained from EASA, the Type Certification furthers Pipistrel’s goal for sustainable and emissions-free aircraft. 

Europe's Vattenfall invests in world’s largest offshore wind farm

6/18/2020

The 1,500-MW Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm will power 2 million-3 million Dutch homes and is part of a larger industry trend toward renewables and away from fossil fuels.

New Steering Committee named for the European Alliance for SMC BMC

6/18/2020

With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.  

UTComp improves launched composite inspection system

6/17/2020

The non-destructive, non-intrusive corrosion barrier evaluation process increases worker safety and extends the service-life of industrial infrastructure.

German racing series shifts to natural fiber application

6/16/2020

German racing series DTM says the shift away from carbon fibers will be more cost-efficient, improve lightweighting and reduce the organization’s ecological footprint.

CAMX 2020 converted to virtual-only trade event

6/16/2020

Coronavirus pandemic compels CAMX 2020 leadership to convert the composites conference and exhibition from an in-person event to a fully virtual event in September.

Clean Sky 2 program highlights NEWCORT and DIMES project

6/16/2020

The projects focus on technologies that can detect pre-existing damage and improve composite repairs for next-generation aircraft. 

Wisk resumes eVTOL aircraft flight testing

6/16/2020

Following the coronavirus pandemic, flight testing of the all-electric aircraft, Cora, resumes in the U.S. and New Zealand.

Bell Boeing delivers 400th V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

6/16/2020

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

Abaris offers reduced class sizes for onsite training

6/16/2020

Minimum class size has been reduced to six students, to help companies access composites training while following coronavirus safety guidelines.

Spirit AeroSystems pauses work on 20 737 MAX shipsets

6/12/2020

The move was made following a request from Boeing that Spirit pause additional work on four 737 MAX shipsets and avoid starting production on 16 737 MAX shipsets to be delivered in 2020.

Boeing pauses 737 MAX delivery and production

6/12/2020

Spirit notes that it will take determine a definitive plan with Beoing for the 737 MAX. 

Northrop Grumman awarded first crew module contract

6/12/2020

The HALO module design is adapted from the Cygnus spacecraft designed by Northrop Grumman, and will serve as both crew habitat and docking hub for cislunar spacecraft.

Virtual testing validates Harper International precursor processing equipment

6/12/2020

The oven and furnace system will be used in carbon fiber precursor research at the University of British Columbia.