09 March 2001
09 March 2001
BAE SYSTEMS has announced that its Aerostructures business is being re-organized to provide increased opportunities for growth and future success. This consolidation of the Aerostructures business brings together activities in the UK and North America.
Mike Turner, BAE SYSTEMS' Chief Operating Officer said: 'The UK and North American aerostructures businesses share many of the same customers, markets, strategies and commercial aspirations. This realignment is a further example of BAE SYSTEMS' drive to consolidate activities and deliver performance improvements across its global aerospace, defense and systems business.'
BAE SYSTEMS, Aerostructures UK business is involved in the manufacture of major assemblies for Airbus, Boeing, Raytheon and the Aircraft Services Group. Key capabilities are in the manufacture of major wing assemblies and composite manufacture with design capability.
BAE SYSTEMS designs and manufactures civil and military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products.
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.