Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Boeing Backlog Starting to Change

Everyone in the composites world is keeping a close eye on Boeing. As many aerospace technologies slowly trickle down to the mainstream, the utilization of lightweight composites in the new 787 Dreamliner will help with the adoption of composites in many other industries.

It is no surprise that an unnamed carrier has reduced their 787 order by 15 planes, (valued at $2.6 billion). As the economic and financial difficulties continue, I believe this is the precursor to many more dropped or reduced Boeing and Airbus orders.

More Info: Daily Herald

Friday, January 2, 2009

London City Bus / Freight Bus Design

A new design for London bus that will follow the double decker tour bus style, but will have the ability to transport freight when not needed for transporting passengers. The design would utilize lightweight composites for maximization of fuel efficiency..

Read the Article: SAE

Article on Strongwell from Local Newspaper

An interesting article on Strongwell, the worlds largest pultruder of FRP composites, was written about in the local Bristol, TN newspaper. A fascinating statistic from the write up, Strongwell has never laid-off an employee in the 37 years of business, and currently has over 700 employees.

Full Article