High-Performance Composites

NOV 2014

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Rudder Elevator 3 6 | H I G H - P E R F O R M A N C E C O M P O S I T E S FEATURE / COMPOSITES IN REGIONAL AIRCRAFT Fig. 7 Startup Superjet International (Venice, Italy), a joint venture of Alenia Aeronautica (Rome, Italy) and Moscow, Russia-based Sukhoi Holding Co., makes relatively limited use of composites on its Superjet SSJ100 (above) and has no plans to extend their use to primary structure. Source: Superjet International ▲ Attending the Carbon Fiber 2014 conference? Don't miss our presentation by Dan Ott, Global Strategic Account Manager. Because Lives Depend On It. With advanced composite prepregs playing an increasingly large role in new aircraft development, getting the right materials into the right aerospace- grade formats is crucial. Passenger safety and manufacturing productivity depend on it. Composites developers and part fabricators rely on Web Industries for commercial-scale, best-in-class prepreg formatting. We practically defined the industry standards for precision slitting, spooling, cutting and ply kitting, and we're a qualified slit tape partner on nearly all major AFP and ATL lines. Why would you trust your materials to anyone else? The most trusted composites formatter for the world's most stringent aerospace programs. __________________________________________ +1 508.573.7979 • sales@webindustries.com webindustries.com • AS9100C, ISO 9001 & 14001 © 2014 Web Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. posites on the MRJ follows true-and-tried practices on aircraft that are currently fy- ing," says Kurosawa, who expects their use to continue in future generations of aircraft. "Fiberglass composites are a proven material in terms of durability and applicability in the areas noted." The MRJ will integrate carbon com- posites into control surfaces, such as faps, spoilers, ailerons, rudder and ele- vators, as well as vertical and horizontal stabilizer boxes. "Carbon composites are known for weight and strength benefts and MRJ is using them for these ben- efts," Kurosawa notes. "Moreover the use of carbon composites in both struc- tural and nonstructural areas leverages greater maintenance advantages, such as lower weight and corrosion resistance — factors that drive maintenance pluses." Superjet International is a regional jet startup with ambitious plans. Estab- lished in 2008, the Venice, Italy-based airframer is a joint venture of majority shareholder Alenia Aeronautica (Rome, Italy, 51 percent) and Sukhoi Holding Co. (49 percent), a Moscow, Russia-based civilian and military aviation company that emerged from the collapse of the U.S.S.R. Superjet produced 25 of its 98- seat SSJ100 aircraft in 2013; 26 were in service by April 2014. John Buckley, Su- perjet's VP of business development, based in Washington D.C., says, "We are adding aircraft every month." A total of 40 were forecast for this year and 50 are expected to follow in 2015. Targeting worldwide service capabil- ity, the company is establishing mainte- nance and repair operations (MROs) in support of the aircraft by partnering with existing MROs in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Airframe design: Optimized production-material selection Conventional material for primary structure (light gray) • Easy-to-repair characteristics • Important for operations in remote geographical areas Composites for replaceable materials (colored sections) • Easy-to-replace characteristics • For operations application in less stress-demanding areas Flaps Spoiler Aileron Floor panel Radome Belly fairing

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