16 December 2002
16 December 2002
Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM) said it has secured a 139 mln rgt contract from BAE Systems PLC's Aerostructures unit to manufacture wing components for the Airbus super-jumbo A380 aircraft.
Abdul Malek Packeer, chief executive officer of the Malaysian company said that the contract was for the production of two packages of the Airbus A380 wing components over a eight year period.
The contract covers delivery of wing components made of carbon and glass fibres composites, he said.
Airbus has secured 100 orders for the A380 model so far, with Singapore Airlines Ltd and Dubai's Emirates to be the first carriers to use the aircraft.
Malaysia's Defence Minister Najib Razak, who witnessed the signing ceremony said that the contract strengthened CTRM's position as a key aerospace composites component supplier in the Asia-Pacific region.
Boeing has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.
The Middlesex production facility of Web Industries’ Aerospace market team has earned accreditation from Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) covering the facility’s composite cutting and kitting operations.
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.