27 June 2011
27 June 2011
Boeing President and CEO Jim Albaugh said composites will play a part in making the next generation of aeroplanes more efficient.
""Airlines today worry about their environmental footprint, fuel efficiency and sustained profitability,"" said Albaugh. ""Our family of ultra-efficient products directly support these customer needs.""
""We are building tomorrow's aeroplanes today and driving value and fuel-efficiency that help our customers compete in the global marketplace. Boeing is taking aggressive action to reduce global warming. It's good for our customers and for passengers, and it's the right thing to do. We're committed to make each generation of aeroplane more efficient by improving aerodynamics, using lighter materials like composites and better engines and making aviation biofuels a priority"" Albaugh continued.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.