The Collins Aerospace Composite Center of Excellence innovates structural
technology to provide you with a lightweight way to transfer load in different
Our offering includes a number of joining solutions. One of the
composite-to-metallic interfaces is designed to be pre-loaded, resulting in tie
rods and struts.
Depending upon the application, these components are structurally designed to
resist compression, tension, bending and torque loads. We can add different end
fittings, including clevis, forks and rod end to attach to your aircraft
Collins Aerospace has a committed composite research and technology team that
drives new technologies throughout the business. Our patented structural
technology has a wealth of applications – including interior tie rods, center
wing box struts and hold open rods on engine nacelles.
The composite solution provides significant weight savings over metal
equivalents, typically equaling up to 30%. The added stiffness results in
longer, stronger components, while the patented joining technology provides
weight and cost savings to other composite solutions.