28 January 2014
28 January 2014
Hexcel Corporation has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.
Hexcel explains that the Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers who have achieved superior performance.
According to Hexcel it has maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from 1 October 2012, to 30 September 2013.
“We are proud to be recognised by our largest customer for superior supply performance for the fourth year in a row,” said Mike Canario, Hexcel VP and General Manager for the Americas. “Hexcel’s continued strength in operational excellence allows us to deliver the highest quality products. The collective success of our talented employees and our deep commitment to deliver innovative technologies allows Hexcel to maintain its leadership in the advancement of composite aerospace production. We thank Boeing for the recognition of our 2013 performance as we strive to extend our streak to five consecutive awards in 2014.”
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.