CFM International and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) celebrated delivery of the first CFM LEAP-1C engine to the aircraft manufacturer. This engine will be installed on the first C919 airplane in preparation for airplane roll out and first flight.
Exova Group plc, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has opened a new laboratory in Johor, Malaysia in response to growing demand from the oil & gas and industrials sectors.
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, will open a gobal additive manufacturing center of excellence in Singapore.
The future of carbon fibre looks bright. All traditional sectors using carbon fibre consume more and more of this extraordinary fibre. Aeronautic, of course, is pursuing its conversion from black metal to "real" composite with a better design. The wind energy and the longer blades integrate more and more of carbon fibre. Automotive should have one of the fastest growth in carbon fibre consumption in the near future.