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Albany International and Airbus to collaborate on Wing of Tomorrow Program

Albany International Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), has signed a two year Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) with Airbus on the Wing of Tomorrow program to apply Albany’s 3D reinforced composites technology to next generation wing substructure applications.

Albany’s 3D composite technology, used extensively 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 fiber 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.

Olivier Jarrault, Albany International President and CEO said:

“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.”

Companies: Albany International

Industries: Aerospace

Technologies: Infusion

Terms: Applications, Business, Innovations, News Worldwide

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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