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Air France-KLM Confirms Future with A350 XWB

25 June 2013

The Air France-KLM Group has finalised a firm contract for 25 A350-900 aircraft and for a further 25 options. The aircraft will become an essential element in the Group’s future fleet strategy.


Surface Generation Licences Processing Technology to TenCate to Lower the Cost of Composite Fabrication

25 June 2013

TenCate Advanced Composites has selected Surface Generation’s composite-processing technology as it says it is faster and more efficient in the production of fibre-reinforced composites for the company’s clients in the aerospace and industrial sectors.

By integrating Surface Generation’s patented Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) processing technology into its capabilities, TenCate says it is able to reduce the cycle time to process composite materials to mere minutes. This step-change in performance significantly reduces the time and ultimate cost of manufacturing high-performance composites.

The companies say they will collaborate to further reduce cycle times by developing new innovative materials and processing solutions. Central to this is Surface Generation’s PtFS technology which encompasses a range of active thermal-management technologies, allowing temperatures to be dynamically controlled to the exact requirements of each mould area. By continuously adapting heating and cooling levels in real-time, quality is assured and throughput maximised.


JEC Americas 2013 to Focus on Top Innovations in the Americas’ Vibrant Composites Sector

25 June 2013

The second JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference will welcome delegates from around the globe to Boston, US, from 2 – 4 October 2013.


GE Aviation to Create New Composites Facility in the UK

25 June 2013

The 9,000 square-metre facility at its Hamble, UK, location is part of a five-year, £30million-plus investment to support the company's manufacture of wing components for the Airbus A350 XWB jetliner family.


3A Composites Core Materials Continues its Activities on Balsa Relevant Product Solutions

25 June 2013

3A Composites, through its Airex brand, now owns the extended FSC certification for the manufacture and sale of structural core materials and interior panels based on 100% FSC-certified balsa veneer.


Safran and Hexcel Sign a Long-Term Strategic Agreement to Supply Advanced Composite Materials for All LEAP-1 Engines

25 June 2013

Hexcel and Safran have signed a long term contract for the supply of composite materials for LEAP-1 engines, produced by CFM International, a company joint-owned by Snecma (Safran) and GE (General Electric).


TenCate and Fokker Sign Long-Term Supply Agreement

25 June 2013

A long-term agreement has been signed so that TenCate will provide thermoplastic composite materials for the construction of several aircraft components by Fokker Aerostructures for the international aerospace industry.


Formaplex Produce Detailed Model Head from Medium-Density Polyurethane

25 June 2013

Formaplex has produced a detailed model head from a medium-density polyurethane (PU) material using one of its CMS Poseidon machining centres.


Great West Casualty Company awards Composites One the Platinum Award Recognising Carrier Safety

25 June 2013

For the 11th consecutive year, Composites One has been named the recipient of Great West Casualty Company’s Platinum award as part of the 2-12 National Safety Awards Program.


Hexcel Congratulates Airbus on the First Flight of A350XWB

25 June 2013

Hexcel has congratulated Airbus on the first flight of the A350 XWB that began with a take-off from Toulouse, France with perfect landing a few hours later. 


Putnam Plastics Completes Facility Expansion for Advanced Extrusions Used in Medical Devices

25 June 2013

Putnam Plastics has completed the construction of a state-of-the-art manufacturing and office space in Dayville, Connecticut, US. 


Turkish Aerospace Industries Win Contract from Airbus for ‘Build and Supply’ of Composite Rudders

25 June 2013

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has won a contract from Airbus to the build and supply composite rudders for the Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 long-range commercial jets.