Currently in production, the 777X combines the best features of today's Boeing 777 with a longer fuselage, new engines, new composite wing
design, greater cabin width & seating capacity.
The 777X is to feature GE9X new engines, new composite wings
with folding wingtips, a denser cabin, and new technologies from the Boeing 787.
While the 777X will have composite wings
, the body will use traditional metals.
Boeing's 777X, which also stole the airshow with orders for 150 aircrafts from Emirates, 50 from Qatar Airways and 25 from Eithad, is introducing a "fourth generation" composite wing
and structure that boosts efficiency.
My role was on the check-stress programme--the final certification of the composite wing
Spirit AeroSystems Inc (NYSE:SPR), an independent supplier of commercial aircraft assemblies and components, on Monday announced plans to move production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fixed leading edge composite wing
component to its Malaysia facility.
I WAS among those who welcomed news of the new composite wing
production plant at Broughton in Flintshire.
"The new part is based on Airbus requirements, and we're hoping that it could be certified for use in the near future through our role in the Airbus-led Next Generation Composite Wing
The new 52,300 sq m factory will house a composite wing
assembly line for the company's A350 xwb extra wide bodied aircraft, scheduled to enter service in 2013.
The development of the wing assigned to Short Brothers will require extensive industrial research and experimental development activities into the application of composite materials and new manufacturing technologies to develop a fully composite wing
. The new process applied to develop and manufacture the full-scale composite wing
(as opposed to a metal wing with composite components) for a large aircraft such as the CSeries does not exist yet and will need to be tested and adapted in the framework of the work carried out by Short Brothers.
Goodrich Actuation Systems and GE Aviation, both of Wolverhampton, and Halesowen robotics company Kuka are among the 18 UK firms working on the three-year Next Generation of Composite Wing
It will be utilized for cutting the composite stringers, which are part of the composite wing