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News for 26 August 2005


Boeing Looks to Russia for Future Aviation Growth

26th August 2005 0 comments

Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require approximately 1,340 passenger airplanes over the next 20 years, according to The Boeing Company’s annual forecast for the commercial airplane market.

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Dallas-Led Research Team Produces Transparent Carbon Nanotube Sheets

26th August 2005 0 comments

University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists and an Australian colleague have produced transparent carbon nanotube sheets that are stronger than the same-weight steel sheets.

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Reichhold Increases Price for Composites Products Sold in EMEA Region

26th August 2005 0 comments

Reichhold are to increase the price by 100 € (Euro) per metric ton (0.10€/Kg) on all of its products sold to the composites industry in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

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Japanese Resumes Testing of Supersonic Jet

26th August 2005 0 comments

Japan’s space agency, JAXA, has confirmed plans to launch its prototype supersonic airplane at twice the speed of sound high over the Australian outback as early as next month in the steps to develop a successor to concorde.

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AGY CEO Explores Possibility of Company Sale

26th August 2005 0 comments

President and Chief Executive Officer Doug Mattscheck today detailed plans to explore all the company’s strategic financial options, including the potential for refinancing or a sale of the Company.

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Quickstep Accelerates Commercialisation of its Composite Manufacturing Technology

26th August 2005 0 comments

Australian-based advanced materials group Quickstep Technologies Pty Ltd is set to fast-track the global commercialisation of its proprietary Quickstep Process by issuing a A$6 million public share issue and planned Australian Stock Exchange.

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Boeing Unveil 787 Dreamliner Composite Nose Section

26th August 2005 0 comments

Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems celebrated the public unveiling of the first all-composite demonstration nose section for the 787 Dreamliner earlier this week at Spirit’s Wichita facility, formerly a part of The Boeing Company.

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