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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.
Spirit AeroSystems to power Wichita facility with wind energy
The company’s 12.8 million-square-foot aerospace manufacturing facility will be converted to Kansas wind-generated electricity.
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.
Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing production work
The announcement follows Boeing’s temporary suspension of Puget Sound production activity due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Spirit AeroSystems acquires Fiber Materials Inc.
FMI is an industry-leading technology company specializing in high-temperature materials and composites for defense.
Spirit AeroSystems opens new spoiler manufacturing facility
The Scotland-based facility will use advanced composites technology for high-volume production of spoilers for the Airbus A320 aircraft family.
SAERTEX extends carbon fiber contract with Bombardier
SAERTEX supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fiber noncrimp fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wingskins for the Airbus A220 aircraft at its Belfast facility.
Spirit AeroSystems announces 737 MAX production agreement with Boeing
Under the agreement, Spirit will restart production slowly, ramping up to reach a total of 216 MAX shipsets delivered to Boeing in 2020.
Spirit AeroSystems initiates workforce reductions due to 737 MAX production suspension
Layoffs affecting 2,800 employees have been issued at the Wichita facility, due to ongoing production suspension and expected lower production going forward.
CW's top 10 articles of 2019
It’s time to reflect upon the trends and innovations seen in the composites industry over the past year and contemplate what might be ahead in 2020.
Top composites news stories of 2019
The top 10 most viewed composites news stories of 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.
ACMA hosts third transportation and defense policy fly-in
Forty ACMA members met with nearly 100 members of Congress and staff to advance legislation enabling composites usage in the aerospace and automotive sectors.
Spirit AeroSystems to acquire select assets of Bombardier aerostructures, aftermarket businesses
The deal, expected to close the first half of 2020, includes Bombardier facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Casablanca, Morocco; and Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Highlights: Future of Thermoplastics Composites Conference, TPRC
The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary by looking forward to the growth in thermoplastic composite applications.
Spirit AeroSystems implements changes to production schedule following 737 MAX groundings
The company took actions to implement a cost-reduction plan in the second quarter of 2019, following groundings of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Toray Advanced Composites, NCC sign R&D partnership agreement
As a Tier 1 member of the National Composites Centre, Toray Advanced Composites will collaborate with the the NCC on automotive and aerospace R&D programs.
2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.
NASA announces U.S. industry partners for Moon, Mars programs
The partnerships will advance the commercial space sector and help bring new capabilities to market that could benefit future NASA missions.
2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights
The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.
Spirit AeroSystems collaborates on Wing of Tomorrow program
Spirit emphasizes use of modeling and simulation software for composite resin infusion technology.