7th May 2020
The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) and ElectraFly, an aviation company building personal flying vehicles, have recently joined hands to create 3D printed carbon fibre aircraft parts for the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market. ElectraFly makes single person, hybrid-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) multicopters.
10th Apr 2020
A recently completed UK government-funded programme has demonstrated the viability of a new materials development that has the potential to bring significant time and cost savings to aerospace composite tool designers. It delivered a fully functional composite tool, demonstrating the potential for lower costs, while maintaining the highest performance.
3rd Mar 2020
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies, plans to set up a new Landing Systems facility in Fort Worth, Texas. It will also expand its carbon brake manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington even as expansion of the company's carbon brake manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado, is underway. This involves an investment of $225...
27th Feb 2020
The A330-800 has got joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The A330-800 is the most efficient longest range entry-level widebody. It incorporates new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, a new 3D-optimised wing and new Sharklets which use lighter composite materials.
27th Feb 2020
Composite scientists at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre have are developing lightweight propeller blades to help the UK aviation sector reduce its carbon footprint and noise emissions at airports. The project is being carried by an industry-led consortium with two other members of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
26th Feb 2020
Bombardier Belfast and Saertex are continuing cooperation on producing lightweight components made of carbon-fibre, non-crimp-fabrics for the Airbus A220 aircraft. The two have signed a deal in this connection. Saertex supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fibre non-crimp-fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wing skins for the A220...
21st Feb 2020
Stelia Aerospace, among the leaders in the area of aerostructures, pilot seats and business class and first-class passenger seats, through its two Canadian subsidiaries has become part of a new project being undertaken in collaboration with Bombardier. The AILE project is part of the third phase of the mobilising project for an eco-friendly aircraft...
7th Feb 2020
The morphing aircraft built from 3D printed composites by the CMASLab at the ETH Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering and the ETH Spin-off 9T Labs jointly has proved its flight capabilities in its three-minute maiden flight. The flight showed ample control of the aircraft through morphing. The main wing and the V-tail performed as required.
3rd Feb 2020
Following on from winning last year’s JEC Innovation Public Prize as finalist in the Aerospace Process category for manufacture of a fully composite FST compliant 16g aero seat back, Cecence is once again among 33 finalists selected by a cutting-edge selection process at JEC World Innovation Awards 2020. Cecence will be exhibiting at JEC Paris.