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

Russell Athletic introduces American football shoulder pad system made with Boeing 787 carbon fibre Russell Athletic introduces American football shoulder pad system made with Boeing 787 carbon fibre

Boeing and Russell Brands LLC are working together to incorporate excess carbon fibre from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft production in Russell Athletic protective athletic gear.

GE9X engine for Boeing 777X will feature fewer, thinner composite fan blades

GE Aviation is designing a new composite fan blade using 'next-generation' carbon fibre composite material for GE9X engine which will be used on the Boeing 777X aircraft.

Northrop Grumman, Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic developing XS-1 spacecraft design Northrop Grumman, Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic developing XS-1 spacecraft design

Northrop Grumman Corporation, working with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 programme.

Technical Fibre Products appoints Chinese distributor Technical Fibre Products appoints Chinese distributor

Technical Fibre Products has appointed the JianYe and BluDot Group as the exclusive distributor of Optiveil®, Optimat® and Tecnofire® nonwovens in China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries add aerospace tooling machining capabilities

US aerospace suppliers Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries have invested in additional machining equipment to meet increasing demand for high quality tooling and shorter delivery schedules.

MHI to increase production of composite wing boxes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

In response to Boeing's plan to increase production rates for the 787 Dreamliner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI), manufacturer of the aircraft's composite wing boxes, is to expand two production facilities in Japan.

SNC and Lockheed Martin unveil first composite structure for Dream Chaser spacecraft SNC and Lockheed Martin unveil first composite structure for Dream Chaser spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and programme partner Lockheed Martin have unveiled the composite airframe of the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft.

Greene, Tweed and Aerolia validate thermoplastic composite replacement for complex-shape metallic parts Greene, Tweed and Aerolia validate thermoplastic composite replacement for complex-shape metallic parts

US-based aerospace supplier Greene, Tweed, and Aerolia, a French Tier 1 aerostructures supplier, have developed thermoplastic composite materials which can replace metal in complex-shape aerospace applications previously not suited for composites.

July's top 3 Reinforced Plastics stories – Polynt and CCP, aircraft sandwich panel, composite pressure vessels

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