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FAA reviewing flammability of composites in wake of Heathrow 787 fire

The Federal Aviation Administration is re-evaluating the flammability testing conducted to certify Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and is “investigating new test methods,” according to an accident report about the intense July 2013 fire aboard a Dreamliner parked at Heathrow airport.

First A350-1000 wing goes into production

Next generation of Airbus’ all-new wide-body airliner takes shape.

Livall launches first smart & safe cycling helmet

Livall announced the Livall Bling Helmet, the first smart cycling helmet that integrates communications, music, and smart lighting for the ultimate in safe biking.

A two-component polyurethane system for pultrusion composites

Dow introduces a more efficient and sustainable two-component polyurethane system designed to improve toughness, strength and durability for high-performance composite products in North America.

Meggitt acquires advanced composites businesses of Cobham

The international engineering group specialising in aerospace, defence and energy markets, has agreed to acquire the advanced composites businesses of Cobham plc for US$200 million in cash, financed from existing resources.

Hennecke to open a Techcenter

The company expands its development capacity at Sankt Augustin headquarters by opening a polyurethane technology center.

Scout Boats made its first epoxy-infused boat hull

With a list of must-meet goals in hand, the company turned to Vectorply to assist with laminate design and technical recommendations.

RWTH Aachen launches large-scale project for the repair of CRP-based series vehicles

The increasing use of fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) in automotive construction is giving the automotive industry and vehicle workshops the challenge of providing economical repair methods.

Composites UK to launch construction sub-group

Composites UK will launch its Construction Sector Group (CSG) to provide a forum for discussion about fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) in construction.

Markos builds, launches and delivers high speed boats

The Polish composite manufacturer built, launched and delivered two high speed boats (RIB) ordered by New Madera RIBs BV.