Aerostructures supplier Triumph Group is to cooperate with Embraer to demonstrate a thermoplastic primary structure in flight. Triumph has developed a thermoplastic elevator control surface that is assembled using induction welding. The primary detail parts for the elevator structure will be made of unidirectional carbon-reinforced thermoplastic material, a first for the industry, the company says. Embraer will install the elevator on an aircraft for flight tests to demonstrate the ...

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