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Daher composite-metal winglets enhance performance of new Gulfstream G-700 large-cabin bizjet
The winglets are manufactured at the Daher factory in Tarbes, France and assembled into the aircraft at the Gulfstream’s Savannah plant.
Daher completes acquisition of Quest Aircraft Co.
The acquisition of the U.S.-based company extends Daher’s North American operations, adding assembly of the Kodiak utility airplane to its portfolio.
Daher, Airbus, Safran to develop hybrid propulsion aircraft demonstrator
The aircraft, called EcoPulse, is based on Daher’s TBM platform, with a distributed hybrid propulsion system developed by Safran.
Daher acquires KVE Composites Group
The acquisition is intended to extend Daher’s thermoplastic composites capabilities for structural aircraft components.
Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality
A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real-world of composites manufacturing and repair.
Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?
Daher opens third Moroccan facility
France-based Daher’s new manufacturing facility — it’s third in Morocco — will offer metals and composites production services.
Thermoplastic composite demonstrators — EU roadmap for future airframes
There is a TPC development roadmap in Europe, supported by Airbus and a variety of aerospace consortia, and involving almost every major aerostructures supplier in Europe.
Thermoplastic composites in flight ... for decades
Thermoplastic composite airframe components parts have a surprisingly long history. Here's one of the earliest applications.
Thermoplastic composite wings on the horizon?
OUTCOME, a project under the Clean Sky 2 program, aims to industrialize out-of-autoclave thermoplastic primary aerostructure.
Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe
For this Dutch consortium, bringing the manufacturability of thermoplastic materials to maturity is the goal in concert with OEMs, materials and equipment supplier members.
Inside a thermoplastic composites hotbed
As production of the A350 XWB ramps up, so does manufacture of the thermoplastic fuselage clips the plane requires. HPC sees how it’s done.
Main landing gear doors designed for all contingencies
For the Airbus XWB airliner, they must meet strict structural, aerodynamic, emergency and aesthetic requirements.
SpeedNews Aviation Suppliers Conferences 2013 report
Aircraft industry publication SpeedNews drew 540 delegates to its back-to-back aviation suppliers conferences, held March 4-6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Beverly Hills, Calif.). Here's HPC's take on the proceedings.