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Spirit AeroSystems and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes enter into agreements As announced on 27 September, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has selected Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. as the sole provider of CFM56-7 thrust-reverser service bulletin modifications 737-78-1069/737-78-1079 and repair services for next-generation Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft. Spirit will supply these services at its FAAapproved repair station located in Wichita, Kansas. It will also partner with GOL to develop composite/structural repair capabilities and support thrust-reverser services at GOL's aircraft maintenance facility located at Brazil's Tancredo Neves International Airport. GOL will purchase airframe- and component-licensed PMA structural spare parts from Spirit. These expendable and repairable spare parts will be utilized to maintain GOL's next-generation Boeing 737 and 767 fleets. www.spiritaero.com CTRM and CTL to commercialize composites testing in Asia Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM) and Composites Testing Laboratory (CTL Tastail Teo) of Ireland have entered into an agreement to collaborate in commercializing composite testing in Asia. With this agreement, a new joint-venture company, Composites Testing Laboratory Asia Sdn Bhd (CTLA), has been set up to undertake commercial composite testing. The new company started operating on 2 September 2010, after it received the ISO 17025 accreditation. It will be operating out of CTRM facilities in Batu Berendam, Melaka. www.ctla.asia Umeco and Shanghai Leadgo Technology form a joint venture in China Umeco plc announced on 21 September 2010 that its Process Materials business has entered into a joint venture (JV) with its Chinese distributor Shanghai Leadgo Technology Co., Ltd. The joint-venture agreement is subject to approval from Chinese authorities, which should be

Development Contracts

in partnership with JEC Composites E-letter
Airbus on 15 September 2010 for the work package of A350 XWB spoilers and droop panels. This new contract completes the Airbus deal to have five percent of the manufacturing work on the A350 XWB airframe done in China. Carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used extensively on A350 XWB spoiler and droop panels. Innovative processes include resin transfer moulding (RTM) on the centre hinge fitting that attaches the spoiler to the wing structure. Airbus (Beijing) Engineering Centre (ABEC), a joint venture of Airbus in China, will be involved in the design activities relating to this work package. While CCAC will become the sole supplier of the A350 XWB spoilers and droop panels, FACC AG, an Austria-based leading company specializing in the development, design and manufacture of composite components and systems for civil aircraft, will be responsible for the definition of the industrial process, under a separate contract. Airbus worldwide industrial standards will be applied for product assessment and employee training. www.airbus.com Hexagon Composites signs new major contract with Daimler AG Ragasco AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites ASA, has signed a new major multi-year contract with Daimler AG for the supply of high-pressure containers. The contract covers the delivery of fuel tanks for natural gas to the next generation of Mercedes-Benz B-class. Ragasco AS is already supplying high-pressure composite containers for today's Mercedes-Benz BClass, an eco-friendly car that has been well received by the market. The new contract signed with Daimler ensures a base of production volume for Ragasco beginning in the second half of 2012 and will contribute to the future goal of providing high-pressure products manufactured on an automated production line. Ragasco expects this production to become an integral part of the company's fully automated production line for propane containers. www.hexagon.no

granted within the next two months. The joint-venture company, to be named Shanghai Umeco Composites Co., Ltd., will be 51% owned by Umeco Composites Limited. Leadgo will have a 49% stake. The JV will establish a facility in Shanghai to manufacture vacuum-bagging films for the rapidly growing Chinese wind-energy market. The new facility should be fully operational by the end of 2011. Umeco currently manufactures the films supplied to Leadgo for the Chinese market at its IPM facility in Italy. Umeco expects that the global growth in the wind-energy market will allow IPM to back-fill its production capacity, once production for the Chinese market moves to the JV . www.umeco.com

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SAIC awarded USD 11 million contract to deliver manufacturing facility for composite building materials Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a new prime contract by Boral Composites Inc. to design and build a facility to manufacture composite building materials. Announced on 21 September 2010, the contract is valued at more than $11 million and the project is scheduled for completion in June of 2011. Work will be performed by SAIC's wholly owned design-build subsidiary, The Benham Companies LLC. Design work will be done in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) and construction, at the new facilities site in East Spencer, North Carolina. This new project builds on SAIC's prior work for Boral, including its most recent design and construction of a 27,400-squarefoot Indiana plant – the largest brick manufacturing facility in the U.S. SAIC received the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) 2009 National Excellence Award for the design and construction of the LEED Gold certified facility. www.saic.com

Airbus completes allocation of A350 XWB airframe work packages to China CAC Commercial Aircraft Company (CCAC), one of the major aviation industry companies in China, signed a contract with


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Contents
NEWS WORLDWIDE
Companies
Spirit AeroSystems and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes enter into agreements
CTRM and CTL to commercialize composites testing in Asia
IDI Composites International announces installation of automated BMC production line
Umeco and Shanghai Leadgo Technology form a joint venture in China
SAIC awarded USD 11 million contract to deliver manufacturing facility for composite building materials
Airbus completes allocation of A350 XWB airframe work packages to China
Hexagon Composites signs new major contract with Daimler AG
National Aerospace Laboratories: incisive know-how
Innovations - Twelve companies rewarded by JEC and CCE for their composites innovations
Agenda of events
Equipment: Welding - Increasing bond strength and reducing defects in ultrasonic welding
BUSINESS
Market survey - Aerospace composites in Quebec: a wealth of players and R&D
AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES CABANA PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER FDC COMPOSITES Inc.
Niche Market - Tool-side breathing allows BAE Systems to manufacture its new UAV
Trend - Composites and the carbon label
FEATURE - AUTOMOTIVE
Data - World ranking of manufacturers years 2009
Trend -Formula One experience to drive forward other industries
Application - BMW's MCV, the first mass produced car with a carbon passenger cell
An interesting solution for NASCAR race engine alternators
Prepreg materials investigated as a storage battery for future cars
Research & Development - Lamborghini prepares for the future with a new carbon-fibre research development
Environment - How adhesives reduce emissions, minimize waste and improve recycling
FRP recycling in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim area
USER'S PLATFORM
Composites in the world - Agile as a snake for ice climbing
Recyclable emergency snow shovel
Superbus: an innovative public transport concept
Successful partners - Conseil & Technique, an SME dedicated to the development of new products
Application - Advanced graphite composite bipolar plate for fuel cells
KNOW-HOW
Software - four factors drive the development of superior wind blades
Simulation - Bespoke simulation for thermoplastic composite
Raw material - Latent acid catalysts for process control phenolics
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Hexagon Composites signs new major contract with Daimler AG
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - National Aerospace Laboratories: incisive know-how
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Innovations - Twelve companies rewarded by JEC and CCE for their composites innovations
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Equipment: Welding - Increasing bond strength and reducing defects in ultrasonic welding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Market survey - Aerospace composites in Quebec: a wealth of players and R&D
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - AN INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES CABANA PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER FDC COMPOSITES Inc.
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Niche Market - Tool-side breathing allows BAE Systems to manufacture its new UAV
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Trend - Composites and the carbon label
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Data - World ranking of manufacturers years 2009
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Trend -Formula One experience to drive forward other industries
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Application - BMW's MCV, the first mass produced car with a carbon passenger cell
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - An interesting solution for NASCAR race engine alternators
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Prepreg materials investigated as a storage battery for future cars
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Research & Development - Lamborghini prepares for the future with a new carbon-fibre research development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Environment - How adhesives reduce emissions, minimize waste and improve recycling
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - FRP recycling in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim area
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Superbus: an innovative public transport concept
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Successful partners - Conseil & Technique, an SME dedicated to the development of new products
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Application - Advanced graphite composite bipolar plate for fuel cells
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Software - four factors drive the development of superior wind blades
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Simulation - Bespoke simulation for thermoplastic composite
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #61 - November/December 2010 - Raw material - Latent acid catalysts for process control phenolics
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