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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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Highly experienced professionals. Hawksland Associates provide great value in business execution issues. Reporting and presentation capabilities are top class

Thomas RubbensVice President ProcurementStork B.V.

Hawksland were engaged several times by our company. I was impressed with their drive, determination, assertion tool knowledge and their very structured way of working. They far exceeded their targets.

Horst SchoettnerHead of Product ManagementPFW Aerospace AG

When I joined Alcoa after leaving Airbus and had a need for known experts in Aerospace program management, manufacturing technologies and operations, I called Hawksland immediately. Once again they did not disappoint.

Jens HinrichsenDirector of Advanced Materials Technology GroupAlcoa