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JEC composites focuses on aerospace

TenCate composites for helicopter 'world-first'
TenCate Advanced Composites, supplier of composite materials for aerospace and industrial applications, has begun production of compression molded parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter programme, which features the 'world's first' fly-by wire commercial helicopter.
LEAP engine sales surge for AEC
Albany International reports that 2014 sales achieved by AEC, its composites business, surged to $30 million in the fourth quarter and $90 million for the full year, as the first wave of parts manufactured by its LEAP engine plant in Commercy, France, were released to aviation and defence company Safran.
Airbus explores shape-changing carbon
Shape-shifting materials that could make aircraft simpler and lighter, potentially saving fuel, are being developed by Airbus and researchers at MIT.
LEAP first flight succcess
CFM International?s LEAP engine took to the skies for the first time this week on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program.
Fourth generation GE blades
The GE Aviation GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X aircraft will feature fewer and thinner composite fan blades than any GE widebody engine in service.
Composite frame ready for orbit
A composite airframe has been developed for the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft by Sierra Nevada Corporation?s (SNC) Space Systems and Lockheed Martin.?
Carbon/PEEK combinations for Airbus
Toho Tenax reports that its Tenax TPCL thermoplastic consolidated composites have been qualified for use in the Airbus A350 XWB, the latest-generation extra-wide-body mid-size jetliner.
LEAP engine plant inauguration
Albany International and Safran have this week inaugurated their new plant in Rochester, New Hampshire, USA for the production of composites for aircraft engines.
Hexcel set to soar with Airbus
The test programmes for the new Airbus A350 XWB are currently being finalised, with the first delivery to Qatar Airways scheduled for the fourth quarter of? this year, and 814 orders to date.
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