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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.
Wingless wonder at JEC
There?s something rather unique about the VX-1 KittyHawk aircraft designed by VX Aerospace based in Morganton, North Carolina, USA ? it has no wings.
Dreamliner expansion prompts Toray action
Having only announced an expansion of Torayca carbon fibre prepreg at its plant in Tacoma, Washington at the start of February, Toray is planning to build a second carbon fibre plant in South Carloina.
Energy-efficient carbon recycling in the UK
ELG Carbon Fibre now has the capacity to recycle an annual 2,000 tons of carbon fibre composites each year via a highly energy-efficient and patented process at its plant in Coseley, in the UK's West Midlands.
Toray expands to meet Boeing demand
Toray Industries plans to expand the production of its Torayca carbon fibre prepreg for aircraft and automotive applications at its Toray Composites America (TCA) plant in Tacoma, Washington.
Structural testing of carbon fibre wing
The New York-headquartered Moog Industrial Group has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to supply an aerospace test system to undertake a full-scale structural test on the CSeries aircraft advanced carbon fibre wing.
Dutch backing for TAPAS 2
French President Fran?ois Hollande and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte attended the signing of a contract for the the next stage of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure innovation programme (TAPAS) between Airbus, Fokker and TenCate on Monday January 20th.
TenCate forms partnership in China
TenCate Advanced Composites has signed a cooperative marketing and development agreement with Leadgo Advanced Materials in Shanghai, China. The agreement will further support the growing market for advanced composites in the Chinese aerospace industry.
 
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