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Published: 10/21/2019

GKN Aerospace delivers RTM demonstrator tool for Wing of Tomorrow
The 4-meter mid-scale tool enables large-scale use of resin transfer molding to manufacture a composite wing spar with reduced costs and weight.

Published: 10/18/2019

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.

Published: 10/18/2019

Composites industry events focus on recycled carbon fiber, filament winding
CETMA and Suez present a workshop on recycled carbon fiber, MF Tech announces global filament winding convention, and SAMPE 2020 abstracts are due Nov. 15.

Published: 10/17/2019

Atlas Composites chooses Plataine industrial IoT solution to optimize manufacturing operations
U.K.-based parts manufacturer uses material and tool tracking solution to improve quality control, reduce waste and advance labor efficiency.

Published: 10/17/2019

Porsche, Boeing to partner for premium urban air mobility
The companies plan to study urban air mobility potential and to develop an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle concept.

Published: 10/15/2019

Bombardier wins award for resin transfer infusion wing
The MacRobert Award 2019 recognizes reduction in parts, fasteners and weight using pioneering advanced composites technology.

Published: 10/15/2019

Quickstep opens flare housing manufacturing facility
The new facility, in Bankstown, Australia, will manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft’s countermeasure flares.

Published: 10/11/2019

FACC receives Airbus "Innovation Award"
The award was presented to FACC for its contribution to composite components for the Airbus Wing of Tomorrow program.

Published: 10/9/2019

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.

Published: 10/8/2019

First Toray LM-PAEK laminate for Clean Sky MECATESTERS project
KVE Composites Group and Rescoll cooperate in GKN Fokker-led project to develop micromechanical characterization of thermoplastic co-consolidated joints for aircraft fuselages