Manufacturing http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en FL Technics launches line maintenance centre in Abu Dhabi http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/manufacturing/fl-technics-launches-line-maintenance-centre-in-abu-dhabi <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The new location is the second FL Technics line maintenance station in the region, in addition to the currently operated station in Dubai International Airport (DXB).</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Wizz Air will benefit from global MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) service provider as FL Technics has setup a full-fledged line maintenance package under GCAA certification, including scheduled and on-call maintenance, parts and components supply chain services, as well as management and administration of the projects in-line with UAE regulations and requirements.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">New capacity and capability with GCAA approval is decisive strategic step, enabling FL Technics to establish its presence in Middle East region which has now for years demonstrated ever-growing potential and impressive developments within aviation industry. With vast numbers of passengers, world leading airlines, and pool of renowned lessors it is the go-to-market for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul solutions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, emphasized the rigorous process of launching brand-new business line in highly competitive market: </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“United Arab Emirates has always been perceived as a pinnacle of global aviation, a hub of highest standards and quality, would it be state-led activities, or global business operations. Thus, I am excited to see the success of our team, meeting the benchmark of services, and starting dedicated line maintenance entity with GCAA approval in place. I am also glad to see ambitious growth of our long-term partner – Wizz Air – and proud to support it from the very beginning. And I am sure, this is only the start of more strategic projects and developments for FL Technics in the region.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-09-28T12:00:00Z">Wed, 28/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">FL Technics has started a line maintenance business in Abu Dhabi to provide solutions for Wizz Air Abu Dhabi supporting carrier's fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-tijfgslbje2st44zbubb-owdvu4qcicrpo-0xunalhc" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-TIJfGslbJE2St44ZBuBB_owDVu4qciCRPO_0XuNalhc" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-09/FL%20Technics%20launched%20a%20line%20maintenance%20operations%20in%20Abu%20Dhabi%20.png" width="978" height="550" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:44:50 +0000 eNethersole 65599 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Rolls-Royce delivers 1,000th BR725 engine to Gulfstream http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/rolls-royce-delivers-1000th-br725-engine-to-gulfstream <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The engine, that was developed and assembled at the company’s business aviation headquarters in Dahlewitz, Germany, has been shipped to Gulfstream in Savannah, Georgia, USA.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The BR725 engine exclusively powers Gulfstream’s highly successful ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G650ER business aircraft. Since its entry into service in 2012 the G650 aircraft family has established a reputation for excellent reliability, efficiency and speed, all combined with an outstanding environmental performance.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The BR725-powered G650 aircraft family holds 120-plus world speed records, including the one for the farthest, fastest flight in business aviation history. With more than 500 aircraft in service, the G650ER and its sister aircraft, the G650, prove they are among the most trusted business jets in the world.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Dr. Dirk Geisinger, director Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, said: "Having delivered 1,000 BR725 engines to Gulfstream is another testament of our leading position in the business aviation market. Our partnership with Gulfstream, that started some 60 years ago, is a real success story and it will continue into the future with the Pearl 700, which powers the Gulfstream G700 and the Gulfstream G800.”</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Dr. Jörg Au, chief engineer Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, added: “The BR725 engine is a pinnacle of engineering excellence, having accumulated almost 1,5 million engine flying hours over the past decade, while setting new benchmarks for reliability and performance. Reaching the incredible milestone of the 1,000th engine delivery, is a momentous occasion for both Rolls</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria Math&quot;,serif">‑</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Royce and Gulfstream, and I couldn’t be prouder of the great team behind this product. We are looking forward to delivering many more engines to Gulfstream and to servicing our BR725 customers for decades to come.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-09-27T12:00:00Z">Tue, 27/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Rolls-Royce has delivered the 1,000th BR725 engine to its customer Gulfstream Aerospace.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-xbnpokxcgm7rreca8xjcbieju-neokcshnmhsr8ebbk" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-xbNPOKXcGm7rReCa8XjCbIeJU_neOkCSHnMhSr8EBBk" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-09/E_220926_1000th_BR725_2.JPG" width="1280" height="924" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:48:43 +0000 eNethersole 65591 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno to produce insulation blankets http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/manufacturing/ethiopian-airlines-and-geven-skytecno-to-produce-insulation-blankets <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">This is part of a Boeing agreement (BSCA) between The Boeing Company, Geven-Skytecno and Ethiopian Airlines.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The new joint venture company of Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno, named “Ethiopian Sky Technologies”, is based in Addis Ababa with primary manufacturing facility at Bole Airport.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ethiopian Airlines holds 51% and SkyTecno 49% of the stake of the newly established company. The parties as per their commitment are jointly manufacturing the products in Italy and Ethiopia as a supplier to The Boeing Company.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Geven-SkyTecno has been contributing its process technology proficiency, manufacturing know-how as well as being responsible for speeding up the industrialization, qualification processes and training skills to the Joint Venture.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ethiopian Airlines and SkyTecno invested in the state-of-the-art blankets manufacturing equipment to provide unrivalled customer service and product access. The Joint Venture focuses on delivering tailor-made solutions for Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. Products are manufactured in a multicultural environment in synergy between the African and European continent, subject to strict quality control, in order to meet the most demanding expectations of the aircraft industry.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"We are very pleased to announce this joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines, with whom we are looking forward to working together" says Alberto Veneruso, managing director of Geven- SkyTecno. "Our manufacturing excellence combined with our expertise in process technology, industrial efficiency and world-class distribution capabilities will provide our customers with best- in-class insulation solutions. Furthermore, Geven-SkyTecno provides the JV with a team of highly trained technical engineers with unparalleled experience meeting the demand for similar products from world airlines and OEM’s”, continues Veneruso.</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group on his part said: “We are glad to unveil a modern manufacturing facility of Ethiopian Sky Technologies at our home base, Addis Ababa. As part of our Vision to develop the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry in Ethiopia, the partnership with Geven-SkyTecno takes our capability to the next level. As we have a very well established MRO capability with an excellent track record of providing aircraft maintenance we can leverage this capability and experience to further develop our Aerospace Manufacturing capability and eventually make it one of the key Strategic Business Units of the Airline. We are happy that we have gone into this tri-partite relationship with Geven-SkyTecno and Boeing and that we started manufacturing and exporting the Aircraft Thermo-Acoustic Insulation Blankets for the 737 MAX. We are keen to expand the scope of activities to other aerospace products to the mutual benefit of all parties.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-09-21T12:00:00Z">Wed, 21/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno have inaugurated a state-of-the-art facility for the manufacturing of Insulation Blankets for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-ya4mlgslwym89y-86ejx8sn8pq5-zl0fbm1ypg6clak" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-ya4MLGsLwyM89Y_86EJX8SN8pq5_zL0fBM1YPg6cLak" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-09/Ethipoian%20_1.jpg" width="4032" height="3024" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:21:24 +0000 eNethersole 65571 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Spatial completes factory acceptance test for three training devices http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/manufacturing/spatial-completes-factory-acceptance-test-for-three-training-devices <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The devices include a B787 main cabin door trainer, an EMB 170/190 main door and over-wing exit trainer and a B737 cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET). The devices will provide their crew with the necessary skills required to operate all doors on each of these aircraft types whilst also incorporating a number of advanced features in the B737 CEET including dynamic visuals, fire and smoke simulation and decompression scenarios. Polish Aviation Academy intends to conduct crew training for their business partners such as LOT Polish Airlines. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The doors will all be equipped with the latest in visual technology to fully immerse each crew member into their individual training scenario creating an environment that not only looks real but also feels real too, the doors will also simulate all types of malfunctions to help the crew train for operations in emergency scenarios</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Marc Van Den Broucque, managing director at Spatial said: “We are so pleased that we were able to welcome staff from the Polish Aviation Academy to our facility to conduct their factory acceptance test and we look forward to installing the devices in Warsaw in the near future.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bartosz Piechota, Vice-President at Polish Aviation Group said: “As a part of the Polish Aviation Academy project, we are consistently developing a simulator center, which will soon enable us to provide training for both existing and future crews of LOT and other carriers. Thanks to our partnership with Spatial, our academy will be equipped with three training devices: Boeing 737 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET), Boeing 787 door trainer (DT) and the Embraer 170/190 door trainer. The availability of such specialist equipment close to the LOT base will not only enable the crews to plan their work more efficiently but will also improve the cost efficiency associated with the process of training pilots and cabin crew. In their activities, all airlines put a priority on continuous improvement of safety levels, therefore we are particularly pleased that thanks to the investment in the simulator centre, we will be able to provide our pilots with top world-class training.”</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-09-05T12:00:00Z">Mon, 05/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Spatial, a provider of cabin crew simulators based in Ras Al Khaimah, has just completed a factory acceptance test for three training devices with representatives of the Polish Aviation Academy. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-9e36zl0zpyavgchzvokw1fjoocjbmo5mh8mtzcgpd-m" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-9e36zL0zPYAVGcHZvokw1fjoocJBMo5mH8mtzCgPD_M" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-09/Marc.jpg" width="5641" height="3844" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 05 Sep 2022 13:35:13 +0000 eNethersole 65498 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Embraer propels into the regional market http://www.timesaerospace.aero/features/manufacturing/embraer-propels-into-the-regional-market <article class="flow post"> <header class="post-header grid twelve"> <span class="post-category" > <a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></span> <time class="post-date" > 30 August 2022</time> <h1> Embraer propels into the regional market </h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-08/Embraer%20turboprop%201%20copy.jpg" width="1280" height="720" alt="Embraer turboprop" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has unveiled its plans for the future, including its hopes for the Middle East commercial and military markets.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>The Middle East has always been a difficult area for regional jet sales. Few airlines use them.</p> <p>One of those that does is Royal Jordanian, which operates four Embraer 175s and 195s. Israel’s Arkia operates a handful, as does Petro Air in Libya. However, the Brazilian type has been phased out in recent years by both EgyptAir Express and Oman Air.</p> <p>“It has always been a distinct, different market from the rest of the world. It’s mainly long-haul to long-haul transit [traffic],” noted Arjan Meijer, Embraer Commercial president and CEO, at a briefing at the company’s Sao Jose dos Campos site in late May.</p> <p>Regional connectivity in the area remained important, said Meijer, and discussions were ongoing with several potential Middle East customers. The scale of business remained different compared to other regions of the world, but Embraer continued to believe that there was “real opportunity in the Middle East to feed wide-bodied aircraft” operating out of the region’s major hubs.</p> <p>The Middle East – and particularly the Gulf – is also not a happy hunting ground for turboprop manufacturers. The type has long been disdained by consumers in the region, some of whom regard them as too small to be credible, noisy and slow.</p> <p>Embraer hopes to dispel these impressions with its new 70 to 90-seat turboprop. The aircraft has been significantly changed during the design process, with the engines moved from the wings to the rear fuselage. This will enable it to use jetways at airports, as well as significantly reducing noise in the cabin, Embraer says. It will also use the same cabin cross-section as the E-Jets.</p> <p>These factors, says the Brazilian airframer, will make the aircraft look and feel very different to passengers from today’s turboprops and the new design is aimed at replacing both current models and older regional jets. Whether this will be enough to sway customers remains to be seen.</p> <p>A decision on whether to formally launch the aircraft, which will be capable of running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is expected in early 2023.</p> <p>Looking further to the future, Embraer is planning a family of aircraft under the Energia banner that will take advantage of new propulsion systems.</p> <p>The company’s intention is to gradually work its way up in both size and complexity of new engines, starting with a nine-seat electrically powered platform with a 200-mile range by 2035, with a hybrid-electric model in the 10 to 19-seat category, possibly leading to as many as 50 seats.</p> <p>However, believes Embraer, that is probably the viable limit for electrically powered aircraft, given the weight of batteries that they will need to carry.</p> <p>Beyond that, the industry is looking at hydrogen for its power source – either in the form of a hydrogen fuel cell in which the gas is burned to power an electric motor, or through a hydrogen-powered gas turbine. The last of these, the company believes, could power a 150-seat aircraft. It reckons that the industry is looking at the 2045-2050 timeframe for the replacement of engines with completely new powerplants.</p> <p>On the military front, Embraer is pinning its hopes on its C-390 Millennium multi-role transport (the aircraft’s original designation was KC-390, reflecting its air-to-air refuelling role, but acting as a tanker is now considered to be just one of the duties that the aircraft will be capable of performing).</p> <p>The aircraft recently embarked on an eight-nation Middle East tour to drum up interest. The company believes that with the average age of the world’s medium transport fleet being a remarkable 31.2 years, replacements for many of these aircraft cannot be delayed for much longer and it hopes to tap into this forthcoming demand.</p> <p>Jackson Schneider, president of Embraer Defense and Security, said that demand has been greatly heightened by recent conflicts that have pointed up the importance of logistic back-up for combat troops.</p> <p>The war in Ukraine has seen Nato nations shuttling weapons into airfields in Poland, for example, for onward transmission to Ukraine, while last August’s chaotic withdrawal of western forces from Afghanistan highlighted the critical role that transport aircraft play in troop movements and evacuations.</p> <p>In the light of these events, many countries have realised that their current logistic set-ups are not up to the required standard and they are actively looking around for new transport aircraft, said Schneider. Embraer hopes to take a share of any new orders for medium transports.</p> <p>There are around 1,500 in the medium transport category currently in service, the company estimates.</p> <p>By far the largest number of aircraft in the category are variants of Lockheed Martin’s legendary C-130 Hercules. Many countries may well see the best replacement for a C-130 as a new (or newer) C-130 and there are likely to be some bargains around. The UK, for example, is retiring around 10 of its fleet of 25 C-130Js and stretched C-130J-30s earlier than planned and these are likely to be sold off. Bahrain has already acquired two, for example.</p> <p>The British examples were heavily used in the UK’s involvement in Afghanistan but have been well maintained and will give several years’ more service to new owners, especially if they fly the aircraft at a lower tempo than in recent years. And they will be much cheaper than buying new aircraft such as the C-390. However, Embraer believes that the price tag of the C-390 will be lower than that of a new C-130J.</p> <p>Schneider said during the briefing that Embraer respected the C-130J-30 as a “great product” but that the C-390 represented a new generation of equipment.</p> <p>The two aircraft’s cargo compartments are roughly similar in size. The C-390’s is slightly larger in all three dimensions and Embraer says that the C-390 will carry 26 tonnes, compared to the C-130J-30’s 20 tonnes.</p> <p>Following its Middle East tour, the aircraft was scheduled to tour Asia-Pacific and, in early June, Embraer announced that it was in talks with India over the aircraft.</p> <p>Commentators have estimated that India requires 25-30 aircraft in the medium transport category, following the 2017 ending of the Indo-Russian Medium Transport Aircraft project. India is facing increasing pressure from China on its north-eastern border, with austere airfields in the region requiring rugged transporters. The Indian Air Force operates both C-130s and C-17 Globemaster strategic transports, but observers believe the C-390 could add useful capacity.</p> <p>Closer to home for Embraer, the Forca Aérea Brasileira ordered 28 C-390s, with the first being delivered in 2019, but the Service has cut back its order for the type from 28 to 22. A decrease or increase of up to 25% of the initial 28-strong order was allowed by the terms of the contract.</p> <p>However earlier this year, the FAB said it wanted to cut the order further, to only 15, with a senior officer citing budget unpredictability as the reason for being unable to afford more, at least in the short term.</p> <p>The eventual outcome remains uncertain, but Embraer says it still retains a contract for 22 of the twin-turbofan aircraft. A further five have been ordered by Portugal to replace its C-130s – the first of these was on the final assembly line at Gavião Peixoto in late May – together with two examples from Hungary.</p> <p>Argentina has said it plans to order four, but that country’s ongoing severe economic problems have prevented it from signing a firm order and there is, as yet, no indication as to when this will happen. The aircraft has also been shortlisted by the Netherlands to replace its existing C-130s.</p> <p>Overall, Embraer believes that it has a range of platforms in both the civil and military sectors that can help propel its fortunes in an upward trajectory over coming years.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/alan-dron.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Alan Dron" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en">Alan Dron</a> </h3> <p > Alan Dron is air transport editor at Arabian Aerospace for which he has written since its launch. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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Additionally, we are confident&nbsp;in the Project Fresson consortium, which is being headed by CAeS. We look forward to working with CAeS, as an active shareholder, and supporting the expansion of the business.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Fresson is aiming to deliver the world’s first fully certified zero-emissions commercial passenger aircraft to the market.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">CAeS is working up to the design and manufacture of a new-build, 19-seat and 75-seat green aircraft. The project has started with converting a Britten Norman Islander 9-seat aircraft by transforming its propulsion system from conventional fossil fuel to that of gaseous hydrogen via a fuel cell and electric motor. The end solution will deliver carbon emissions free commercial air travel and is planned to be certified for passenger flight in 2025.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-08-14T12:00:00Z">Sun, 14/08/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri Light&quot;, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The UAE’s Strategic Development Fund (SDF) – the investment arm of Tawazun Economic Council – has invested into the development of a hydrogen powered aviation 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style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The Kodiak 900 made its world debut at the Wisconsin show with Daher’s introduction of this larger, faster version of the robust and rugged Kodiak 100 – filling out the company’s airplane product line in joining the TBM 910 and TBM 960 very fast turboprop aircraft. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Inheriting the Kodiak 100’s remarkable qualities as a backcountry STOL (short takeoff and landing) and multi-role airplane, the Kodiak 900 marks a further step with its fuselage length extension of 3.9 feet to provide more passenger room and cargo space, a cruise speed increase to 210 KTAS, and a greater useful load while offering a maximum range of 1,129 nm. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">An all-new interior includes multi-directional Summit+ passenger seats with quick releases that allow for multiple configurations—from a double club layout to an all-forward-facing arrangement. Seats can also be removed to accommodate more cargo or baggage, the company said.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">In addition to these enhancements, the Kodiak 900’s operating economics have been improved, with a nine percent reduction in specific fuel consumption – which are in double digits when compared to competitors, according to Daher. This lowers the cost-per-seat-mile and the direct operating costs for commercial operators. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“This is another answer to the commitment of enhancing sustainability and improving the carbon footprint of general aviation,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, the senior vice president of Daher’s aircraft division. “The Kodiak 900 is in a category of its own: a highly versatile unpressurized utility turboprop airplane that can carry impressive payloads while cruising comfortably at 210 KTS in refined luxury.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Powered by a 900-shp Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada PT6A-140A engine, the airplane has been in development in secret since 2016, with three test aircraft already built—a static test airframe, flying prototype, and production-conforming airplane. The prototype has been flying since Feb. 28, 2020, and the fleet has accumulated more than 600 hours of flight testing and 800 hours of ground runtime.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Formerly part of Quest, the original Kodiak 100 was designed to support missionary work. The rugged design enabled the aircraft to operate on the roughest of landing strips. Quest was bought by French manufacturer Daher in 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-07-26T12:00:00Z">Tue, 26/07/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Africa has a growing need for modern utility aircraft. And yesterday at the world’s largest general aviation event, the AirVenture show in Oshkosh USA, the latest model has been unveiled.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Author</div> <div> <div><a href="/node/140" hreflang="en">Alan Peaford MBE</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-bl-o3l7zpzdvis88p4kvzvjgm0ehieayfobkisnmbea" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-bl-O3l7zPZdVIS88P4kvZvJGM0EhiEAYFObKISNMbEA" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-07/Kodiak-900-TBM-960--online.jpg" width="1300" height="719" alt="The Kodiak 900 is shown in flight ahead of its Oshkosh debut (image: Daher)" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 26 Jul 2022 08:38:48 +0000 aPeaford 65346 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Turkish Aerospace to design, build and supply Barrier Wall for A350F http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/manufacturing/turkish-aerospace-to-design-build-and-supply-barrier-wall-for-a350f <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Turkish Aerospace will design, build and supply the Barrier Wall for the A350F, one of the latest editions for the large wide-body freighter to shape the future of airfreight and will supply A350F - Barrier Wall as sole source throughout the entire program lifetime starting in 2024. Turkish Aerospace will perform the joining of the already produced S18 shells and S19 barrel. Turkish Aerospace therewith deliver half the rate of the complete Section 18/19 Structure for the A320 Family, the most successful aircraft family ever. In addition, Turkish Aerospace will build and deliver the Center Mid Lower Fuselage Panels of the A220 Family and will supply A220 - Center Mid Lower Fuselage Panels throughout the entire program starting in 2023.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Vice Chairman of Turkish Aerospace Ömer Cihad Vardan said: “We are glad to have signed such a great&nbsp; contract with our strategic partner Airbus. I believe that two companies’ close industrial collaboration will support the A320, A350F, A220 programs’ performance and affordability while furthering the longstanding relationship between Airbus and Turkey’s aerospace industry.“</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Turkish Aerospace will continue to design, manufacture and deliver all programs with highest performance and continue to be a long lasting partner for Airbus. All activities for these work packages will be performed at Turkish Aerospace premises in Ankara-Turkey, where our company has been already contracted by Airbus to design, build and manufacturing of A350– Ailerons (D&amp;B), A330 – Rudders (BtP), A320 - Section 19 Barrel (BtP) and A320 - Section 18 Shells (BtP) along with the supply of fuselage sections and control surfaces of various commercial/military aircraft platforms.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-07-21T12:00:00Z">Thu, 21/07/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Turkish Aerospace has been awarded contracts that cover the Airbus A350F Barrier Wall, A320 Family – Section 18/19 Joining and A220 Center Mid Lower Fuselage Panels.&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle 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three fully composite wing demonstrators marks the integration of more than 100 different component and manufacturing technologies that include an all-new industrial assembly system, and which have helped validate key automation targets.<br /> <br /> Speaking at the Farnborough Airshow, Sabine Klauke, Airbus chief technical officer, said: “Wing of Tomorrow brings a completely different build philosophy to the way we currently assemble wings and is a crucial part of our R&amp;T portfolio that will help us assess the industrial feasibility of wing production in the future.”<br /> <br /> The international team behind this UK-led programme is developing high-performing wing technologies</span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:white">, including the incorporation of a folding wing tip.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Alongside research into sustainable aviation fuels and hydrogen propulsion, Wing of Tomorrow shows how Airbus is contributing to aviation’s decarbonisation ambitions and demonstrates the importance of large-scale industry collaboration in achieving our sector’s agenda for a more sustainable future.<br /> <br /> The new build philosophy on Wing of Tomorrow eradicates in-tank working and enables manual and automated assembly to be smoothly integrated into an optimised industrial system. Through capturing the learning from building this first, and subsequent, wing demonstrators, Airbus will explore different scenarios to be able to make the right industrial choices to build our wings of the future.<br /> <br /> Wing of Tomorrow composite components are designed to make the best use of&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:white">technologies and reduce the amount of work during the assembly phase by more than 50%. Automation of the remaining drilling, achieving good tolerance control and wing shape, as well as the introduction of new approaches to inspection and validation will support Airbus’ ambition to create the most highly efficient wings of the future.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-07-20T12:00:00Z">Wed, 20/07/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Airbus has successfully delivered its first full-size wing prototype or ‘demonstrator’ through its Wing of Tomorrow programme.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Airbus has successfully delivered its first full-size wing prototype or ‘demonstrator’ through its Wing of Tomorrow programme to help mature next-generation wing technologies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> 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Saudi Arabia, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 goal of localising more than 50% of the Kingdom’s expenditure on defence equipment and services by the year 2030. The new composites manufacturing centre will help Saudi Arabia build its aerospace manufacturing capabilities to produce cutting-edge solutions in the future. SAMI Composites and Lockheed Martin will assess and develop the centre in a phased manner and will also focus on national talent development.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ahmad Al-Ohali, Governor of GAMI, said: “GAMI supports strategic cooperation, such as these, between local manufacturers and global industry Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). We look forward to the Composites Manufacturing Centre of Excellence further bolstering Saudi Arabia’s strategic autonomy within the air domain, and more broadly in the defence sector.” </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Walid Abukhaled, CEO of SAMI, said: “Our relationship with Lockheed Martin has proven invaluable across the years, and today marks another milestone for our two companies and for Saudi Arabia’s promising aerospace sector.” </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ray Piselli, vice president for International Business at Lockheed Martin, commented: “Lockheed Martin is committed to partnering with SAMI in its efforts to achieve Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. Through industrial partnerships, specialized knowledge transfer programs, and human capital development initiatives, we will continue our efforts to develop the Saudi industry."</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">John Flavin, CEO of SAMI Composites, said: “SAMI Composites LLC will be Saudi Arabia’s composites manufacturing hub furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and materials. The Composites Manufacturing Center of Excellence will develop a skilled Saudi workforce to produce in-demand composite components and assemblies for both defense and commercial aerospace platforms.” </span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-07-20T12:00:00Z">Wed, 20/07/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">SAMI Composites has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin to develop a Composites Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Riyadh.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-9" id="vote--9" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-9" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--18--description" id="edit-vote--18" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--18--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--9" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-atsgr94z1dcdhoxrxyc63aiwb2nchyjioiutzj51day" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-ATsgR94z1DcdhoXrxYc63AiWb2nchyJIoIUtZJ51daY" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-9" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_9" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-07/_134.JPG" width="6864" height="4576" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 20 Jul 2022 08:53:36 +0000 eNethersole 65316 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero