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Hawksland helps OEM develop next generation aircraft materials

Hawksland Associates has recently concluded an assignment for a global materials OEM developing an advanced lower weight and lower cost material for a next generation single aisle aircraft.

Commissioned to conduct material manufacturing process feasibility and industrialisation studies Hawksland Associates – Gary Windas, Jon Laughton and Bob Griffiths worked closely with the North American client team and their appointed independent R & D unit based in Europe. Hawksland carried-out in-depth research and analysis on current and emerging materials and manufacturing process technologies, performing trade-studies comparing the latest composite materials with advanced metallic materials. The objective was to identify an optimal material and process manufacturing technology to provide OEM aircraft clients with a lowest cost, lowest weight solution for their next generation single-aisle aircraft programmes. In addition, Hawksland has supported its client in presentations to the OEM customer base providing its independent findings.

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Dr Jens FranzeckVice President A400MAirbus Group

“Hawksland Associates have worked with us on a variety of assignments over the last 15 years. Whether we need to improve performance, reduce costs, have a complex programme to manage or resolve a difficult situation, they always deliver.”

Hans BuethkerPresidentFokker Technologies

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Dr David WoodEngineering DirectorMessier-Dowty - SAFRAN