20 May 2005
20 May 2005
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner design team has selected Boeing’s Russian production team for the design of the 787 nose-cone.
Boeing's construction centre in Moscow, which employs around one thousand Russian engineers, is now working on designing the plane's nose section and bridge, according to Boeing. Russian engineers at the centre are also designing a cargo aircraft for transporting sections of the new plane's fuselage.
""Hundreds of Russian engineers from the Moscow-based Boeing design centre handle about 30 per cent of designing the fuselage nose cone and about a third of the pylons of the Dreamliner. Half of them are made of composite materials,"" Boeing's Russia-CIS President Sergei Kravchenko has said.
Boeing has signed an over $3 million contract with Russia's central aerodynamics institute (TSAGI) for setting up a centre for practical and dynamic testing of Boeing 787 fuselage panels.
Joint design work is underway on new technologies and testing on other construction elements is being done,. A contract worth over $3 million has been clinched with the Central Aerodynamics Institute for setting up a centre where practical and dynamics testing of Boeing 787 fuselage panels is to be done.
Boeing runs its largest foreign engineering centre in Moscow, employing about 1,000 Russian engineers, of which 300 have participated in designing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Boeing is also working with the Russian Academy of Sciences under the 787 program, along with the All-Russia Institute of Aviation Materials and other Russian organizations.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.