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9th December 2019, Rochester, NH

Albany engine technology for Airbus wings

The CFM Leap engine uses Albany’s 3D composites. ©Albany

The CFM Leap engine uses Albany’s 3D composites. ©Albany

Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), a subsidiary of Alabany International headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, has signed a two-year collaborative research agreement with Airbus on the Wing of Tomorrow programme.

This will involve applying Albany’s 3D reinforced composites technology to next generation wing substructure applications.

Albany’s 3D composite technology, used extensively today in the CFM Leap Engine, will be adapted to the unique requirements of the next generation Airbus airframe and production system. Albany believes its proprietary resin-infused dry 3D fibre preform technology will deliver a cost-effective, out-of-autoclave wing substructure solution that achieves superior damage tolerance and resistance to out-of-plane loads and is more scalable to the desired production rates for next generation single aisle aircraft.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Airbus to apply our 3D design and manufacturing know-how to its next generation aircraft”, said Olivier Jarrault, Albany International president and CEO. “We believe Albany provides unique design and production capabilities to Airbus, and this agreement marks an exciting and important next step in our relationship.”

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