17 August 2001
17 August 2001
CarbonAero is the new name for the M-309 aircraft. This new designation was selected after reviewing over 2000 contest entries.
""We're very excited about the new name,"" said John Knudsen, Adam Aircraft's President. ""After reviewing over two-thousand submissions, we decided to use the best elements of Ricks' and Claudettes' entries. Carbon, for the carbon-composite material that makes up the aircraft structure and Aero representing the aerodynamic efficiency of the design.""
Adam Aircraft has also entered into a formal agreement with Toray Composites America (TCA) Inc., based in Tacoma, Washington. The agreement designates TCA as Adam Aircraft's official supplier of composite material. The materials were certified by TCA through the AGATE program. Knudsen indicated that he was very pleased with the agreement. ""We look forward to a long lasting relationship with Toray,"" he said. TCA is also the primary supplier of the carbon composite material used in the Boeing 777.
The CarbonAero is a 6-place, all composite, centerline thrust piston twin. Modern technology such as carbon composite structure, a glass cockpit and single power-lever engines make this a state-of-the-art aircraft. It will have a 2,300-pound useful load with a fuel capacity of 250 gallons. At 20,000 feet, the airplane will have a maximum speed of 250 knots with cruise at 220 knots and an economy cruise of 190 knots. The cruising range will be 1,500 nautical miles when operating in fuel economy mode. It has a wingspan of 42 feet, is 34.5 feet long and 9.5 feet high. The cabin length is 13.6 feet long by 4.3 feet wide.
Adam Aircraft Industries, based in Englewood, Colo., was founded in 1998 to produce a twin-engine aircraft that provides a combination of groundbreaking technology, reliability, comfort and safety.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X programme. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.
CRP USA will display solutions for the space industry manufactured in the Windform family of materials at Satellite Innovation 2018 at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, US, on 9-11 October.