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.
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.