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July 2007 edition

European aerospace teams coordinate composite technology strategies

European aerospace companies are coordinating a drive to stay in the forefront of composite design and manufacture. Teams from Aerospace Valley, based in Toulouse, France, FAC of Farnborough, U.K., and Hanse Aerospace of Hamburg, Germany, are scheduled to form a collaborative venture by this September.

Aerospace Valley’s Francois Jouaillec says: “The venture will respond to the current and future global demand for composite design and manufacturing capacity. Every new civil and military aircraft program increases the use of composite materials.”

He points out that this is not only for airframe and flying surfaces but increasingly for components and within the propulsion systems. “The drive to reduce weight and increase the aircraft life, coupled with environmental considerations, will co....

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