AEROSPACE

Aerospace

Airbus updates A320, A220 production rates

Market environment responses will see current A320 and A220 production rate plans slowly ramp up as 2021 progresses. Airbus expects the commercial aircraft market to return to pre-COVID-19 levels by 2023-2025.
#airbus

Thermoplastics

Manufacturing the upper half of the Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator (MFFD)

Proving industrial reliability for low-cost thermoplastic composites production using AFP in-situ consolidation, as well as continuous ultrasonic and resistance welding.
#cleansky #paek

Aerospace

Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket reaches space

Air-launched, liquid-fueled rocket makes historical debut with successfully targeted orbit and 10 NASA NSP payloads deployed.
#space

Wind/Energy

Episode 36: Dale Brosius and Uday Vaidya, IACMI

IACMI’s Dale Brosius and Udaya Vaidy talk about the first five years of the organization, how it has evolved and what the future might hold as IACMI continues its quest to help drive composite materials and process growth.
#iacmi #precursor #outofautoclave

Aerospace

Pilatus delivers 100th composites-intensive jet

PC-24 Super Versatile Jet is now present on every continent and sold out for 2021.

Defense

AeroVironment to acquire Acturus UAV, maker of CFRP-intensive T-20

Transaction drives growth, broadens capabilities and customer footprint, and positions both companies for next-gen programs.
#uas

Urban Air Mobility

Archer and Fiat Chrysler pursue high-volume, composite eVTOL production

Citing low-cost supply chain and advanced composite material capabilities, FCA will help Archer create its first all-electric airline.
#nextgenaerospace #chrysler

Aerospace

Boeing announces Q4 2020 deliveries

With steps taken to adapt to its new market in 2020, Boeing is entering 2021 with an emphasis on enhancing safety culture, preserving liquidity and transforming its future business.
#boeing

Aerospace

Airbus releases 2020 orders and deliveries

The company reports 383 new orders and 566 deliveries in 2020 across all market segments.
#generalaviation #a350 #a380

Thermoplastics

Airbus awards A400M supply contract to Teledyne CML Composites

The contract includes thermoplastic composite wing components, in line with Teledyne CML Composites’ recent investments in thermoplastics processing.
#a400m #airbus