Toray opens US aerospace center

Toray Group is opening an advanced air mobility (AAM) facility in Springfield, Ohio, USA.

According to the company, the space will form part of the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellnce (NAAMCE), which researches electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) craft.

"We’re very excited to be part of the NAAMCE and work in close proximity with various members of the AAM community to advance innovative vehicle technology for a sustainable future," said Stacy Biel, manager at Toray. "Toray has an established history of being a proven material supplier supporting the growth of the AAM sector.”

This follows Toray’s planned expansion at Morgan Hill, California, USA, and increasing its carbon fiber production capacity in Spartanburg, South Carolina.