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Composites: Airbus continues to shape the future

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Advancing aerospace materials

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Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 4 Copyright:Wolfram Schroll
01 August 2017

Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 4

Utilised extensively in the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft family, carbon-fibre reinforced plastic is lighter than aluminium, stronger than iron, and more corrosion-resistant than both. Here, a component is fed through a high tech loom that braids the carbon fibres into place.

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Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 2 all rights by Wolfram Schroll
01 August 2017

Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 2

Unwinding from spools with synchronized mechanical precision, carbon fibre is braided onto an aircraft component.

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Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 3 all rights by Wolfram Schroll
01 August 2017

Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 3

Composed of carbon fibres locked into place with a plastic resin, carbon-fibre reinforced plastic offers a better strength-to-weight ratio than metals and has less sensitivity to fatigue and corrosion.

all rights by Wolfram Schroll
Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 1 all rights by Wolfram Schroll
01 August 2017

Airbus_Carbon fibre weaving 1

An aircraft component is fed through a high tech loom where strands of carbon fibre are braided together. From the cornerstone A310’s vertical stabiliser to today’s A350 XWB, Airbus has pioneered the use of such composite materials in its commercial jetliners.

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Videos (10)

 
26 April 2017

Airbus Corporate Jets, Your World Above The World: The cloud maker

Discover the exclusive interview with the cloud maker Berndnaut Smilde of the new ACJ advertisement campaign, Your world above the world.

 
21 October 2016

Highlights: First A350 XWB delivery for Vietnam Airlines

Airbus celebrated delivery of the first A350 XWB for operation by Vietnam Airlines – which is being leased from AerCap – during a special ceremony held 30 June 2015 in Toulouse, France. The ceremony included comments from top management of Airbus, Vietnam Airlines, AerCap and Rolls-Royce; as well as an artistic presentation representing the joys of flight was performed by Miss Vietnam and members of Vietnam Airlines’ cabin crew.

 
20 October 2016

The first Sharklet-equipped A320 is delivered to AirAsia

AirAsia became the first customer to receive an A320 equipped with Airbus’ Sharklets wingtip devices on 21 December 2012. This video clip showcases the milestone jetliner and its Sharklets – which reduce fuel burn and emissions by improving the aircraft’s aerodynamics.

 
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