Universal Hydrogen uses dry braided carbon preform tanks as part of plan to decarbonize aviation

Twin-tank module offers low capex option for regional carriers to convert to clean fuel.


FRAMES: Full-scale thermoplastic composite aircraft rear-end demonstrator

Clean Sky 2 project led by ESTIA-Compositadour will develop enabling technologies for optimum rear fuselage and empennage.
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Autoflight premiers carbon fiber eVTOL aircraft

The V400 Albatross eVTOL aircraft has a canard layout design and the whole machine body incorporates carbon fiber for lighter weight, strength and rigidity. 


Elbit Systems extends composite assembly work for F-35

Lockheed Martin awarded Elbit Systems with a four-year contract to supply structural assemblies for the F-35 aircraft’s forward equipment bay assemblies.
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Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft

The three concepts — all codenamed ZEROe — each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight. The aircraft could enter service by 2035.
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Architect Equity acquires AAR's Aerospace Composites Division

The division is now doing business under Aeromatrix Composites, but will continue to design, fabricate and assemble composite products and solutions for its customers. 


Applied Composites acquires Alliance Spacesystems

Alliance, a provider of high-performance composite structures and assemblies will improve Applied Composites’ vertically-integrated composites platform.


Xenia carbon-filled compounds retain high tensile strength, easy processability

XECARB SL composites are the latest addition in the Xenia Materials family, retaining excellent dimensional stability and overall resistance.


TU Delft, KLM's Flying-V aircraft performs successful maiden flight

With the V-shaped long-haul aircraft’s successful maiden flight underway, next steps include using the data collected during the flight to develop an aerodynamic model.


Aimplas project develops biocomposite recycling methods

The ELIOT project, with the participation of the Dutch research center TNO, is developing recycling methods to improve sustainability in the aerospace industry.
#cleansky #biomaterials #sustainability