02 December 2002
02 December 2002
Fibercote Industries will be Snecma Propulsion Solide’s exclusive marketer and distributor of RayCarb C2TM Carbonized Rayon Fabric in North America, Asia and Israel and SPS’s global partner for Raycarb C2TM ablative grade prepregs.
Eric Bachelet, SPS’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, stated, “The patented Raycarb C2TM manufacturing process utilizes high tenacity rayon, which is expected to remain in healthy demand for at least another 10 years”. RayCarb C2TM was developed by SPS for use in ablative applications, including rocket motors, heat shields and exhaust gas management systems and is already qualified for use on launch proven European commercial and military rockets.
John Tauriello, Director of Marketing and Sales for FiberCote, commented, “Our customers needed a cost-effective, reliable and hot-fire proven supply of aerospace grade carbonized rayon and carbonized rayon prepregs. Through our partnership with SPS, FiberCote will now be able to meet this need around the globe and on a long-term basis.” RayCarbC2 TM fabric will be stocked in the USA and France.
Thai Flight Training (TFT), a subsidiary of Thai Airways, recently ordered an Airbus A320 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions.
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) recently ordered a Boeing 787 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions, complete with Spatial’s virtual slide trainer.