Suppliers of thermoplastics and carbon fiber chime in regarding PEEK vs. PEKK, and now PAEK, as well as in-situ consolidation — the supply chain for thermoplastic tape composites continues to evolve.
Senior Technical Editor, CompositesWorld
Airbus, EconCore, Fraunhofer and the Technical University of Denmark will produce a potentially recyclable rudder from thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich composites.
A recent industry agreement to open a second line in Tianjin, China is targeted at Airbus’ goal to produce 75 aircraft/month globally in 2026.
Delta Airlines has now made four reorders within four years, bringing its total to 119 single-aisle A220 aircraft.
The aerospace giant surpassed 2021 net orders, deliveries and aircraft in backlog covering all aircraft families.
Fuel cell engine architecture will be tested onboard Airbus’ ZEROe demonstrator aircraft to determine feasibility of a 2035 entry-into-service.
Airbus will provide four primary lightweight carbon fibers structures for the next 14 vehicle launchers via state-of-the-art 4.0 industrial facility in Getafe, Spain.