The operating efficiencies that the Boeing 787 gains from carbon fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP) has made those materials—composites—the baseline for the product development team working on the 777X, despite a push by aluminum manufacturers that their lightweight alternatives are more aligned with Boeing's traditional manufacturing methods. Boeing Chairman and CEO James McNerney certainly shined the spotlight on CFRP last week as he discussed a “suite of technologies that we can ...


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