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JEC World 2024

JEC World


Beyond Boundaries: Composite Materials Shaping the Aerospace Industry

06 Mar 2024
Agora 6

The aerospace industry has always been at the forefront of technological advancements, especially in the use of composite materials that are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. This session will explore the extensive applications, advancements, and future prospects of composite materials in aerospace, demonstrating how these materials are reshaping the industry.

Speakers will share their deep insights and experiences, providing a comprehensive overview of how composites have become an integral part of aircraft design, manufacturing, and performance optimization; and will tackle the challenges faced in the adoption of composite materials, such as certification processes, manufacturing scalability, and cost considerations, as well as the sustainability aspect of composites in aerospace, including their impact on fuel efficiency, emissions reduction, and the overall environmental footprint of the industry.

  • “Daher's Thermoplastic Projects Harmonizing Speed and Eco-Responsibility” by Stephanie PATEL, Head of Material – Expert, Daher
  • “From Concept to Reality: Lilium's Composites-Enabled eVTOL Future” by David PATE, Head of Materials and Processes, Lilium
  • "Composites in the Sky: A Closer Look at the Rolls-Royce UltraFan® Engine" by Emma CLAXTON, Programme Manager - UltraFan Fan Rig Validation, Rolls-Royce plc
Mr Marc FETTE, CEO - Composite Technology Center (An AIRBUS Company)
Dr Emma CLAXTON, Programme Manager - UltraFan Fan Rig Validation - Rolls-Royce plc
Mr David PATE, Head of Materials and Processes - Lilium
Dr Stephanie PATEL, Head of Material - Expert - DAHER
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