26 January 2003
26 January 2003
Hitco Carbon Composites has entered into agreements with Boeing to produce large composite tailcone structures for up to 60 more C-17 Globemaster III transport aircrafts for the US armed forces.
This is in addition to the 110 already delivered to Boeing and the 14 units remaining to be built under the first contract. Hitco will produce around 20 units per year beginning in 2004. ""Hitco is pleased to continue its participation in the C-17 Globemaster III program,"" said Paul Pendorf, President of Hitco. ""The C-17 is the world's most versatile airlifter.""
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.