Composite plane life cycle assessment shows lighter planes are the future
A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research.
The study, by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London, is the first to carry out a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) of a composite plane, ...
Bombardier Completes First Flight Of 135-160-Seat CS300
In a sign of the increasing maturity of Bombardier’s CSeries airliner, the first test aircraft for the stretched, 135-seat CS300 variant flew for about 5 hours on its first flight from Mirabel, near Montreal, on Feb. 27.
Flight test vehicle (FTV) 7 is the fifth CSeries to fly. Four test aircraft for the initial 110-seat CS100 version have logged more than 1,000 hours since the CSeries ...
Two Component Flame Retardant Epoxy Developed for Aerospace Industry
Developed primarily for specialty aviation applications, Master Bond EP90FR-V is a two part epoxy system that passes the vertical burn test portion of the FAR standard 14 CFR 25.853(a) for flame retardancy.
This enables it to be used in aviation applications including interior panels, door frame lining and floor/door assemblies.
EP90FR-V has a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight and ...