The KC-518 built by Composite Helicopters International is the worlds first all carbon kevlar helicopter
Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo
FT manufacturing editor Peter Marsh visits the wing factory of Airbus/EADS at Broughton in north Wales. There he learns how the factory works on a process of continuous innovation in technology, and he assesses the impact on skills and jobs across the UK
To highlight their common interest in lightweight materials in particular carbon fibre Lamborghini released this promotional video.
Airbus has achieved on schedule certification for its new fuel-saving Sharklets for the A320 with CFM engines. This certification received from the European air worthiness authorities (EASA) will be followed very soon by the US FAA. Tom Williams, Executive Vice President of Programmes at Airbus says: The certification of Airbus’ Sharklets is a milestone which [...]
Powered entirely by the sun, the composites clad plane is the first of its kind to fly at night. The goal? A 20-day, 20-night trip around the world.
Witness the creation of Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, being delivered in November, 2012 in just 3 minutes!
Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy took to the skies over Austria in his jet powered carbon fibre wing suit to fly wing to wing with the historic Spitfire.
GKN Aerospace outline their plans going forward with mass composite production and how to further reduce weight within the aerospace industry.
Nasa’s advanced thermoplastic tape and composites processing method made by NASA at the Langley Research Centre
Boeing have announced the successful landing of the Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. This landing concluding a 469-day experimental test mission. It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on March 5, 2011. OTV-1 was the United States’ first unmanned vehicle to return from [...]