Aerospace News

This section contains the latest news from the composites industry around the world. A selection of this news is also published in Reinforced Plastics magazine and in the Reinforced Plastics Newsletter

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Aerospace News Archive

BASF introduces carbon fibre reinforced Ultradur PBT BASF introduces carbon fibre reinforced Ultradur PBT

BASF is adding its first carbon fibre reinforced grade to its Ultradur® PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) portfolio.

NASA seeks 'ultra-lightweight' core materials for future space vehicles

NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture lower-mass alternatives to the honeycomb or foam core materials currently used in composite sandwich structures.

Airbus shares composites expertise with America's Cup team Airbus shares composites expertise with America's Cup team

Airbus has announced a partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, under which it will share its composites expertise.

Alcoa joins thermoplastic composites research centre TPRC

Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) and the ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre (TPRC) in the Netherlands are collaborating to develop thermoplastic composite fastening solutions for the aerospace, automotive and other markets.

Qatar Airways’ first A350 XWB completes maiden flight Qatar Airways’ first A350 XWB completes maiden flight

The first customer Airbus A350-900, which will be delivered to Qatar Airways, has successfully completed its maiden flight.

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories - Bayer separates businesses; Volvo's composite leaf spring; Laser surface preparation

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Boeing to expand St. Louis composites facility to supply parts for 777X

Boeing has announced that it is expanding the composites facility at its St. Louis, Missouri, site to accommodate the production of parts for its new composite-winged 777X aircraft.

Nexam Chemical introduces polyimide resin for high temperature applications

Nexam Chemical has introduced NEXIMID® MHT-R as an ‘easy to process’ polyimide resin for composite manufacturers and end users.

Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Aircraft repair, Airbus A350, DowAksa carbon fibre Last week's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Aircraft repair, Airbus A350, DowAksa carbon fibre

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Airbus readies A350 XWB for first customer Qatar Airways Airbus readies A350 XWB for first customer Qatar Airways

Airbus says the first A350 XWB aircraft for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end.

DolphiTech expands camera range DolphiTech expands camera range

DolphiTech has added a new model to its range of ultrasound cameras.