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News for March 2005


Volvo Aero Participating In Programme for Environmentally Sound Aircraft Engines

3rd March 2005 0 comments

Volvo Aero is playing a major role in the new EU development project, VITAL, by producing and testing a composite engine fan frame.

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GKN to Produce World’s First All-Composite Fan Containment Case on New GEnx Engine for Boeing 787

4th March 2005 0 comments

GKN Aerospace has been selected by General Electric Company (GE) to develop & manufacture the front fan containment case for the new GEnx Engine which will power the Boeing 787 airliner.

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New Fasteners from Fulcrum Outperform Traditional Composites

4th March 2005 0 comments

Fulcrum Composites Inc. has launched an innovative range of composite threaded products.

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American Capital Invest $14 Million in Reinforced Plastics Manufacturer

4th March 2005 0 comments

American Capital Strategies Ltd. has invested $14 million in Continental Structural Plastics Inc. (CSP), a manufacturer of compression-moulded, reinforced plastics used in automotive and industrial end-products.

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Amiantit Seals Another GRP Pipe Contract Totalling Over 15 Million Euros

4th March 2005 0 comments

Amiantit, the Saudi Arabian company has won a contract to supply its Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) Pipes in Iraq, Syria and Jordan.

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Swiss Adventurer Aims to Fly Solar Panelled Plane Around World

4th March 2005 0 comments

A Swiss adventurer wants to carve out a place in history by harnessing solar energy to fly a state-of-the-art plane around the world.

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GKN to Produce World's First All-Composite Fan Containment Case on New GEnx Engine for Boeing 787

4th March 2005 0 comments

GKN Aerospace has been selected by General Electric Company (GE) to develop & manufacture the front fan containment case for the new GEnx Engine which will power the Boeing 787 airliner.

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Global Flyer Breaks Solo Non-stop Flight Record

4th March 2005 0 comments

The composite ladened, three-hulled Virgin Atlantic Globalflyer, has landed safely at the Salina Municipal Airport following a 67 hour non-stop solo flight around the globe.

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Icelandair Orders Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners for Long-haul Operations

4th March 2005 0 comments

Icelandair has produced a firm order for two all-new 787 Dreamliner airplanes with which the carrier will expand its operations on long-range routes from Iceland, and develop its fleet.

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NASA Grants HyperComp Engineering License for Ballistic Composite Pressure Vessel Technology

4th March 2005 0 comments

NASA has awarded HyPerComp Engineering, Inc. an exclusive license to commercialize a new generation of tougher and safer composite pressure vessels.

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