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Published: 2/22/2019

Composites manufacturers and legislative leaders met to discuss composites in infrastructure
The meetings were facilitated by ACMA and discussed legislation such as the IMAGINE Act and the former Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program. 

Published: 2/22/2019

Airbus holds opening ceremony for China-based UAM Innovation Centre
Airbus China Innovation Centre works to identify emerging innovations aimed at transforming the aerospace sector and Urban Air Mobility, leveraging local talent, technologies and partners.

Published: 2/21/2019

Michelman invests in Textechno FIMATEST adhesion measurement system
The company seeks to support Textechno in the goal of establishing more standardization for the industry regarding fiber-matrix-adhesion and processing properties.

Published: 2/21/2019

Spirit AeroSystems chosen for Aerion AS2 Supersonic Business Jet
Aerion Corp. and Spirit AeroSystems have entered into a collaboration agreement for the preliminary design of the AS2’s forward, pressurized fuselage.

Published: 2/20/2019

MC­-21 airliner faces one-year delay due to U.S. sanctions
The Russian airliner schedule will reportedly be delayed until 2021 as U.S. sanctions have interrupted the supply of composite materials for the aircraft. 

Published: 2/20/2019

Kordsa continues to expand into aerospace industry
The reinforcement leader has signed an agreement to invest in U.S.-based Axiom Materials, supplier of advanced composites for aerospace and industrial applications.

Published: 2/15/2019

FACC receives STC approval for its Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade program
The glass fiber-reinforced composite overhead stowage bins are said to increase space while reducing weight by up to 67 percent.

Published: 2/15/2019

EASA completes first flight session of MC-21-300 certification program
During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling.

Published: 2/15/2019

Center for Composite Materials calls for Medal of Excellence nominations
The call for nominations is open until March 31, 2019, and the winner will be awarded at the American Society for Composites Technical Conference held in September.

Published: 2/14/2019

Airbus to halt A380 production after Emirates cuts orders
Airbus has announced it will cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021 following a decision by Emirates to reduce its orders for the aircraft from 162 to 123.