DESIGN & TOOLING

Design/Simulation

AZL Aachen webinar: Designing with thermoplastic composites

AZL Aachen is hosting the fifth webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Best Practices in Lightweight Design with Thermoplastic Composites” on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:00-2:45 p.m. (13:00-14:45) CET.

Design/Simulation

LMS to develop composite fuel gauge for Stratolaunch hypersonic test vehicle

Carbon fiber composite fuel probe and signal conditioner unit will meet Mach 6 aircraft speed and intense flight environment requirements.
#nextgenaerospace

Aerospace

Agility Prime completes Joby eVTOL airworthiness evaluation report

The U.S. Air Force’s initiative to accelerate the vertical aircraft market lays the groundwork for the use of Joby’s eVTOL equipment for military missions.
#electricvehicles #nextgenaerospace

Testing

Uncrewed Loyal Wingman conducts first high-speed taxi test

The aircraft has been through low-, medium- and high-speed taxi tests since October. Flight testing is to commence in early 2021.
#boeing

Aerospace

EcoPulse hybrid aircraft demonstrator completes Preliminary Design Review

PDR completion paves the way toward validating the project’s feasibility and firming up the architecture for a first flight scheduled in 2022.
#airbus

Design/Simulation

Orbex secures $24 million funding round for U.K. space launch

New funding secures roadmap to first launch of composites-intensive Orbex Prime rocket from Sutherland spaceport in Scotland. 
#space #sustainability

Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic composite structure replaces metals on safety-critical brake pedals

First all-composite brake pedals developed by Boge Rubber & Plastics Group are lighter, stiffer, stronger and offer improved driving haptics.
#focusondesign #composites4_0

Design/Simulation

NCC, Dstl facilitate R&D program for combat aircraft composite structures

The partnership invites organizations to pitch their most innovative ideas and capabilities to influence the direction of the ADCoSCA research program. 

Testing

FACC begins EHang 216 flight tests

The successful autonomous aerial vehicle flight test earns an experimental flight permit offered by Austrian aviation authorities for future flight test execution.
#regulation #nextgenaerospace #uas

Aerospace

HX5 thermoplastic nanocomposite demonstrates electromagnetic shielding properties

Certified for use from rockets and satellites to amphibious transport vehicles, EMI testing indicates exceptional attenuation when bare or plated for shielding effectiveness.
#space