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Thermoplastics used for aeroplane demonstrator

BADINIÈRES – Aerostructure manufacturer Stelia Aerospace has teamed up with technical textiles producer Porcher Industries to create a full-scale fuselage demonstrator which integrates thermoplastics as opposed to traditional thermoset composites.

Facebook successfully lands composites drone

ARIZONA - Social media giant, Facebook has successfully flown and landed an unmanned, solar powered plane made of carbon fibre composites. The drone aims to extend mobile broadband networks across the world, reaching the 1.

Hexcel to supply Airbus helicopter composites
PARIS – Hexcel Corporation has been selected to supply composite materials for the new Airbus H160 helicopter. Hexcel will be providing reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials for the H160’s composite fuselage structure and main rotor blades.
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.?
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