Spirit AeroSystems, the Wichita aerostructures giant, has unveiled new production methods for carbon fiber composite materials that the Tier 1 said will enable lower costs and higher production volumes for future aircraft components. “Our new disruptive technology will offer step-change improvements in terms of cost and weight,” Spirit AeroSystems Senior Director of Research and Technology Eric Hein said June 17. “For instance, our integrated sheet stringer, an internal ...

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