By leveraging our expertise in advanced manufacturing and systems
integration, we’re bringing lighter, more fuel efficient products to the next
generation of aircraft components.
A350 Nacelle Enhancement Program (NEP)
We collaborated with Airbus to enhance the nacelle, which includes the fan
cowl, thrust reverser, exhaust system and other equipment items -- saving
approximately 270 lbs. per aircraft. And the lighter the aircraft, the higher
the fuel efficiency.
Composite materials and advanced manufacturing
Our Center of Excellence in Banbury (UK) develops composite fuel pipes to
replace heavier metal components.
New materials for the next generation of flight
We’re looking at new materials to use across a number of applications—nacelles, next-generation aircraft seating, landing gear, among others—that
will each contribute to a more sustainable aviation future.