The U.K.-based supplier is working with research group WMG and AGC AeroComposites to develop new composite press-forming processes for automotive and aerospace manufacturers. Patented technology makes it possible to achieve one-minute Takt times for thermoplastic components.
GE Aviation is combining the expertise from its turboprop facility in the Czech Republic, along with ground-breaking technologies courtesy of its military and commercial jet engines, to pursue new turboprop engines.
Through its ability to "breathe" air from the atmosphere, SABRE offers a significant reduction in propellant consumption and weight compared to conventional rocket engines that have to carry their own oxygen.
TRB Lightweight Structures recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of composite flat panels. Recent investments for manufacturing composites include the procurement of a new 3- x 1.5-m autoclave system.
Technologies considered necessary for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to safely avoid other aircraft while moving through airspace recently were put to the test using NASA's remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft.
NASA Langley recently tested non-stick wing coatings on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 that could eventually help aircraft become more fuel efficient by reducing insect residue that creates a surprising amount of drag.