20 April 2001
20 April 2001
Transport minister Jean-Claude Gayssot said it is advisable and "good business sense" for the French and UK authorities to take a joint decision to restore Concorde's air safety certificate. He said he is confident Concorde will resume service "soon" but was "unable to say whether it will be this summer or autumn". Gayssot said a British Airways PLC Concorde will make a test flight later this month with fuel tanks lined with a flexible kevlar surface designed to prevent perforation.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) led a Transportation and Defence Fly-In, 25-26 September 2018, during which ACMA members and staff met with more than 75 congressional offices and several key decision makers from federal agencies.
As the rail sector looks to new technologies to enable it to answer sustainability, performance and cost challenges, applications for pultruded composites are set to grow, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA). Lightweight, high performance, durable composites offer energy efficient solutions with lower environmental impact and reduced through-life costs in rolling stock and rail infrastructure.