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Airbus Debuts Aluminium Bodied DisruptiveLab Helicopter

Airbus Debuts Aluminium Bodied DisruptiveLab Helicopter

European aerospace firm Airbus Group SE unveiled DisruptiveLab this week, which is a new flying laboratory featuring an aluminium fuselage that will test new technology aimed at increasing aircraft performance and reducing carbon emissions. Among the technology being tested on the platform...


Aluminium-Lithium Alloys Fight Back

When it comes to the aviation industry, new technologies and manufacturing techniques have been mounting a silent revolution in the latest generation of commercial twin-aisle aircraft: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350. Both these aircraft contain around 50% of CFRP composites, as opposed to their previous iterations where aluminium alloys had dominated. This explains […]