18 February 2008
18 February 2008
Synergy Aerospace, the Latin-American consortium, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for ten A350-800s and ten options.
This further commitment comes in addition to the 47 A320 Family aircraft and ten A330-200s that its subsidiaries already have on order, making it a key customer for Airbus in Latin America. Synergy Aerospace, is a shareholder of Avianca and SAM in Colombia, Oceanair in Brazil and VIP in Ecuador.
“This new order consolidates our fleet renewal and expansion programme. Our affiliates will be the biggest beneficiaries of Airbus’ outstanding product. We will also benefit greatly from the commonality of these A350s with our A320 and A330 aircraft”, said German Efromovich, President of Synergy Aerospace.
“We are absolutely delighted that Synergy Aerospace has chosen the A350 XWB to expand their Airbus fleet. It will not only bring them unbeatable operating costs and unrivalled operating performance but also offer their customers the cutting edge in passenger comfort, as well as setting new standards in terms of environmental friendliness and eco-efficiency,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
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.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.