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Composites eNews Editor Steve Loud Dies

La Jolla, California, USA, July 26, 2006 — Composites industry chronicler and advanced materials advocate Steve Loud,

NaturalNano Appoints Dr. Cathy Fleischer to Lead Commercialization

Rochester, New York, USA, July 25, 2006 — NaturalNano, Inc., a company whose primary business is

Pentagon Urged to Buy More Lockheed F-22s

Washington, D.C., USA, July 24, 2006 — A second study done for the U.S. Defense Department

Boeing to Take Final Step in Approving FiREX

Aurora, Illinois, USA, July 24, 2006 - Michael Chung jumps to his feet, grabbing a propane torch

Hexcel Reports 2006 Second Quarter Results

Stamford, Connecticut, USA, July 24, 2006 — Hexcel Corporation today reported results for the second

Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ Is the Anti-Lag Jet

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 23, 2006 — A mock-up of the Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ was

Airbus Admits Fuselage Problems

Paris, France, July 24, 2006 — Airbus acknowledged Monday it

First Order for A350 XWB

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 22, 2006 — Singapore Airlines has selected a large fleet of

Lockheed Martin to Design Nano Air Vehicle to Monitor Urban Battlefield

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA, July 20, 2006 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.7-million, 10-month contract to design a revolutionary

More Than $1 Billion in Federal Appropriations Approved for Maryland

Washington, D.C., USA, July 20, 2006 — Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S.

Albany International Reports Second-Quarter Results

Albany, New York, USA, July 20, 2006 — Albany International Corp. reported second-quarter net

Zyvex Establishes Nanomaterials Prototyping Facility in South Dakota

Richardson, Texas, USA, July 20, 2006 — South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds today

Airbus Makes Up Ground with 62 New Jet Orders [THREE PARTS]

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 19, 2006 — Malaysia’s AirAsia ordered 40 Airbus

Continental Structural Plastics Acquires ThyssenKrupp Budd’s Plastics Division

Naples, Florida, USA, July 19, 2006 — Richard L. Scott Investments, LLC (RLSI) announced today that its portfolio company Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. (CSP) has acquired substantially

Avcorp Enters F-35 Partnership with BAE Systems Totalling CN$150 Million

Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 19, 2006 — Avcorp Industries Inc. announced today that it has

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works Reveals High Altitude Unmanned System

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 19, 2006 — Lockheed Martin today unveiled the existence of a

DuPont Launches New Material With Kevlar for Rubber-Based Applications

Wilmington, Delaware, USA, July 18, 2006 — DuPont today announced that it will begin production of

What’s Your EQ? American Homeowners Waste Up To $570 on Energy

Toledo, Ohio, USA, July 18, 2006 — Despite Americans’ growing concern over rising fuel and energy

Cytec Assesses Site Selection, Design Options for Major New Carbon Fiber Line

West Paterson, New Jersey, USA, July 18, 2006 — Cytec Industries Inc. has completed the exploration phase of a major, new carbon fiber line development initiative and has begun assessing site

Korean Team Builds Optical Molecular Probes with Nanotubes

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 18, 2006 — Researchers in South Korea used single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to tag single-stranded DNA to locate a particular sequence of DNA within a complex

Airlines Show Interest in New Airbus Jet [THREE PARTS]

Finnair First Carrier to Commit to New Airbus A350 XWB Twinjet Family

Boeing Seen Pipping Airbus with Emirates Deal [FIVE PARTS]

Boeing and Futura Sign Order for Up to Six Next-Generation 737s

AleniaAermacchi Selects FiberSIM 5.1 Composite Design Tool for Airliners

Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, July 18, 2006 — Vistagy, Inc., a leading global provider of

'Plastic Airplanes are the Future' — Boeing

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 18, 2006 — Boeing has announced that its new 787-Dreamliner is being constructed using “composite” materials, which basically means plastic.


Boeing, Pegasus Aviation Finance Company Announce 787 Order

Seattle, Washington, USA, July 18, 2006 — The Boeing Company added another leasing company to its

Boeing, LoadAir Sign Order Agreement for Two 747-400ER Freighters

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 17, 2006 — LoadAir Cargo, a recently-launched air

Röchling Wins SPE Award for Projectile Injection Molding

Düsseldorf, Germany, July 17, 2006 — The first series production application of the projectile injection moulding technology (PIT) developed by Röchling Automotive Leifers has won the Grand

GKN Aerospace Develops Manufacturing Processes for Complex Composite Structures

Redditch, United Kingdom, 17 July 2006 — GKN Aerospace is working on the development

Airbus Launches Bigger A350 for $10 Billion [FIVE PARTS]

Airbus Hopes A350 XWB Family Will Regain Competitive Edge


Lion Air Orders More 30 Boeing 737-900ERs

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 17, 2006 — The Boeing Company and Jakarta-based

Goodrich Signs Agreement With Stork SP to Supply Polymer Matrix Composites

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 16, 2006 — Goodrich Corporation has signed an agreement with Stork SP Aerospace to supply Polymer Matrix Composites (PMC) for use in landing gear system

Canadian Firm Offers High-Fiber Toilet Seat

Alberta, Canada, July 14, 2006 — A toilet seat is available made of hand-layered carbon fiber

Data Center Managers, is There a Flywheel in Your Future?

Chatsworth, California, USA, July 14, 2006 — Pentadyne Power, based in Chatsworth,

Airbus Delays Seriously Depress Demand for Titanium

New York, New York, USA, July 14, 2006 — Shares of titanium manufacturers fell sharply on

Cirrus Offers Tips for Aircraft Mechanics Working on Composite Structures

Duluth, Minnesota, USA, July 14, 2006 — Cirrus composite repair laboratory allows mechanics to

U.S. Government Renews Vigilance for Red Flags Among China Exports

Washington, D.C., USA, July 14, 2006 — The Bush administration is imposing new controls on

Mosler MT900S Sports Dymag Carbon Fiber Wheels

Riviera Beach, Florida, USA, July 13, 2006 — Mosler Automotive has announced that its Mosler

Two-Piece Carbon Fiber Nano Case Available for iPod Nano

July 13, 2006 — The carbon fiber iPod case from C6 Manufacturing falls into a category all to its

TenCate, Hellendoorn and Overijssel Invest in Space, Knowledge and Work

Almelo, The Netherlands, Jul 13, 2006  This afternoon T.W. Rietkerk, Member of the Executive for the province of Overijssel, J.J. van Overbeeke, the Mayor of the

Canadian SWCN Material is 100 Times Strong as Steel at One-Sixth the Weight

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, July 13, 2006 — After a decade of work, a joint team from the National Research Council Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (NRC-SIMS) in Ottawa and the