Composites World / NetComposites

Connecting you to the composites industry

Advertisement

NetComposites Ltd has transferred the rights and ownership of this website to Gardner Business Media Inc.

On 1st January 2020, NetComposites' media assets including netcomposites.com, newsletters and conferences were transferred to Composites World (Gardner Business Media).

This site is no longer being updated. Please direct all enquiries to netcomposites@gardnerweb.com.

For further details see our joint press release.

Aurora Selected for Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft

  • Monday, 30th April 2007
  • 0 comments
  • Reading time: about 2 minutes

More in Aerospace

Alvant Recognised at BEEA Awards

  • 21st October 2019

Greene Tweed Launches Fusion 665

  • 16th October 2019

Evonik Adds to the TROGAMID(r) Product Group

  • 15th October 2019

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract from the United States Air Force to develop a concept demonstrator for its Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft program (ACCA).

The Air Force Research Laboratory contract amounts to $47 million, and will be funded in two phases. The first phase covers the design of a next generation tactical cargo airplane, while the second phase if authorized includes the actual fabrication and manufacture of the design. Upon conclusion of the second phase there will be a first flight of the aircraft.

“”Aurora is honoured to have been selected by the United States Air Force to do this work,”” said Aurora President John Langford. “”We take great pride in our company’s leading edge innovation, and our unique capabilities in composites manufacturing.””

The ACCA will be built in Aurora’s newly opened facility at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus, Mississippi. Aurora’s other facilities in Virginia, West Virginia, and Massachusetts will all support the project.

“”This is great news for Aurora and for Mississippi,”” U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker (R-MS) said. “”The folks from Aurora competed for this contract with the biggest military contractors. This project will enhance Mississippi’s growing aerospace industry and expand economic opportunities in our state. I am proud of the partnership we have forged with Aurora, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with this world-class company in the future.””

“”ACCA will allow us to combine our experience in rapid prototyping, composite manufacturing, and advanced UAV technologies to provide the Air Force with a state of the art, all-composite, advanced cargo transport,”” Langford said.


For more information visit:


Share this article


Categories


More News


Comments (0)

Leave your comment