• Joby Aviation and Toyota team up to make eVTOL air taxis a reality
    Joby Aviation has been beavering away hammering out the designs and flight dynamics of its awesome-looking tilt-rotor eVTOL for more than 10 years. Now, Joby's got half a billion dollars in the bank thanks to a huge investment led by Toyota. Read more »
  • Moody’s says 737 MAX layoffs threatens talent migration from WichitaMoody’s says 737 MAX layoffs threatens talent migration from Wichita
    Moody's rates the layoffs as "credit negative" for both Wichita and Sedgwick County, warning everything from talent migration to lower sales tax revenues. Read more »
  • Analyst sees 737 MAX production restarting at fewer than 20 aircraft per monthAnalyst sees 737 MAX production restarting at fewer than 20 aircraft per month
    Whenever production of the Boeing Co. 737 resumes, one aerospace analyst expects the initial output rate to be at least 60 percent lower than where Wichita ended on the program in 2019.  And for suppliers ranging from Wichita’s largest employer, Spirit AeroSystems Inc. — which last week announced 2,800 local layoffs due to the production freeze on the MAX — to the numerous smaller local companies that support it, an expectedly slow ramp back up in production from there will mean even more… Read more »
  • Composites Manufacturing Using Frontal PolymerizationComposites Manufacturing Using Frontal Polymerization
    Hello [Composites] World!  (link: Our last work is now available online on Composites Part A. For the first time, we propose, implement, and validate a multiphysics model for the manufacturing of fiber-reinforced polymer composites via frontal polymerization. Attachment Size exp_setup.jpg 753.82 KB Read more »
  • VR system now compatible with 3DEXPERIENCE platform
    VRgineers’ XTAL virtual reality (VR) system is now compatible with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Read more »
  • Carbon nanotube film may simplify the production of composite parts
    Ordinarily, when composite items are being manufactured, huge ovens and autoclaves have to be utilized. The production process could soon be much simpler, cheaper and more energy-efficient, however, thanks to the use of carbon nanotube films. Read more »
  • Rolls-Royce opens composite fan blade facility in Bristol, U.K.
    The facility is developing carbon fiber composite fan blades and fan cases for the Rolls-Royce UltraFan jet engine demonstrator. Read more »
  • Boeing supplier gets new 777X manufacturing equipment for expansion (Photos)Boeing supplier gets new 777X manufacturing equipment for expansion (Photos)
    The Tacoma manufacturer of complex plastic and metal parts and components has completed the first phase of its $20 million expansion, which includes robots. Read more »
  • Rolls-Royce targets world speed records with all-electric plane
    The recently-unveiled all-electric, zero-emissions plane is part of Rolls-Royce’s strategy for accelerating electric aircraft development. Read more »
  • Jump Aero wants to taxi first responders by eVTOL
    In search of a new niche market, startup Jump Aero wants to use eVTOL aircraft to ferry first responders to emergencies at speeds of up to 200 mph. The goal is not only to deliver responders quickly, but also to allow them to land on suburban roads. Read more »
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