V-280 Flies With First Recycled Thermoplastic Parts

Credit: Bell
A Bell V-280 tiltrotor has become the first aircraft to fly with GKN thermoplastic composite parts made from recycled waste material, the company announced June 3. The V-tailed aircraft has completed more than 12 hr. of test flights with GKN’s ruddervators and access panels, the company says. The...

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