NetComposites

Connecting you to the composites industry

Advertisement

V System Composites to Produce Wind Tunnel Blades for Boeing

  • Friday, 6th May 2005
  • 0 comments
  • Reading time: less than a minute

V System Composites has been awarded a contract from The Boeing Company to produce composite wind tunnel blades for the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle, USA.

The blades are used in a 24ft. diametre fan in the wind tunnel facility, part of the Aero/Noise/Propulsion Laboratory, and performs an essential developmental role for all new aircraft programs within The Boeing Company.

VSC’s contract is for an initial delivery of 72 blades, with an option for an additional 72 blades. Each blade is approximately 4 ft high, has a chord length of approximately 1.5 ft and weighs approximately 50 lbs. The blades will be produced in VSC’s new expansion facility in Anaheim, CA using fibreglass/epoxy prepreg from Bryte Technologies, Inc. and will be cured in VSC’s new 12 ft X 30 ft. autoclave.

VSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of DR Technologies, Inc. (DRT) who provide engineered composite structures products for the aerospace market.


For more information visit:


Share this article


Categories


More News


Comments (0)

Sign in or create an account to join in the discussion.

Leave your comment

Advertisement

Upcoming Events

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Follow us
Subscribe to our email newsletter

Subscribe to receive our weekly round-up of all the industry's latest news, jobs, events and more!

We'll always keep your personal details secure and will never share them with third parties for marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time. For further details on how we may use your data, please visit our Privacy Policy.