composite wing


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composite wing

An Air Force wing that operates more than one type of weapon system. Some composite wings are built from the ground up and designed to put all resources required to meet a specific warfighting objective in a single wing under one commander at one location. Other composite wings need not be built from the ground up but combine different weapon systems operating at the same base into a single wing.
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Being a customer-driven product, I'm confident the 777X - with its new engines and all-new composite wing design - will bring superior value in terms of performance, efficiency and reliability to Emirates and our other launch customers," he stated.
While the 777X will have composite wings, the body will use traditional metals.
On a tour of the Qatar Airways' Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, staff boasted about the advantages of a similar composite wing and lower cabin pressure, improved air quality and optimal humidity on board.
rd like to improve my knowledge and develop my technical lead skills to get into something cutting-edge, such as the next-generation composite wing or a future aircraft project--somewhere where I can apply the peak of my expertise and my understanding of new materials.
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 programme.
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 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 structure.
The A400M includes a number of composite wing parts, including the ailerons and spoilers, which are hundreds of plies strong.