Albany International announced that its subsidiary, Albany Engineered Composites has signed a two-year Collaborative Research Agreement with Airbus on the Wing of Tomorrow program to apply Albany’s 3D reinforced composites technology to next-generation wing substructure applications.
We are very pleased to collaborate with Airbus to apply our 3D design and manufacturing know-how to their next-generation aircraft. We believe Albany provides unique design and production capabilities to Airbus, and this agreement marks an exciting and important next step in our relationship. Olivier Jarrault, Albany International President and CEO
Albany’s 3D composite technology, used extensively today in the CFM Leap Engine, will be adapted to the unique requirements of Airbus’s next-generation airframe and production system. Albany believes its innovative resin-infused dry 3D fibre preform technology will deliver a cost-effective, out-of-autoclave wing substructure solution to Airbus that achieves superior damage tolerance and resistance to out-of-plane loads, and is more scalable to their desired production rates for next-generation single-aisle aircraft.