13 January 2006
13 January 2006
The National Composite Center (NCC) is expected to receive $1.5 million for production, acceleration and commercialization of a new fabrication process for carbon nanofibres and nanotube membranes.
NCC will lead a team that includes the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Wright Materials Research Company based in Beavercreek. In addition to making the technology more cost effective for industry, the application of nanotube membranes (buckypapers) to composites will improve the performance and strength of military vehicles and aerospace structural materials, as well as reduce fuel and structural maintenance costs. The nanofibers and nanotubes also have application for lightening strike protection and directional thermal and electrical conducting applications in materials and devices.
Boeing has delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the super-efficient airplane family and the fastest-selling twin-aisle jet in history.
TRB Lightweight Structures has recently gained the highest DIN 6701 (Parts 1-4) A1 type certification.
Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline's fleet. The new aeroplane offers more seats and more range, which will help Morocco's flag carrier grow its international business.