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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.

Project Testimonials

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

Hawksland Associates management skill and expertise was highly appreciated during several attachments. I can recommend their work and in particular their Managing Director – Gary Windas as a person with vast sector knowledge, high integrity and spirit.

Thomas MaissDirector of ProcurementRolls-Royce Deutschland

Hawksland deliver professional solutions that fit. They have provied high calibre Program Management expertise into critical roles, supporting effective delivery and execution of key global projects.

Gary PooleVice President ProgrammesFokker Technologies