AEC in the news

November 24, 2014
CNBC report on new 3D composite production facility for the LEAP engine in Commercy, France
October 2, 2014
Une réplique de l’usine pour moteurs d’avions du site américain de Safran Aéro Composite et Albany Engineered Composites ouvre. (A replica AEC and Safran's collocated production efforts in Rochester, NH lands in Commercy, France.)
April 1, 2014
Top Albany, Safran, state and local leaders join together during official opening of the LEAP composite aircraft component production plant in Rochester, NH.
March 17, 2014
Boeing's 787 EcoDemonstratoris scheduled for flight test this summer. It is slated to test a nozzle, plug and sleeve fabricated using Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC), developed jointly by AEC, Boeing, and COI Cermaics. Article includes Boeing comments on CMC potential for other applications, such as engine nacelles and pylons.
August 9, 2013
AEC and others are reaching out to younger manufacturing workers to connect them with high tech opportunities
July 6, 2013
On July 11th New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, Rochester Mayor T.J. Jean, Community College System of New Hampshire Chancellor Ross Gittell, Great Bay Community College President Will Arvelo and others will join together to celebrate the grand opening of the center, which will support training needs for AEC.
June 2, 2013
Starting this month, the Great Bay Community College Training Center begins to train New Hampshire's workforce for opportunities with AEC, the aerospace industry, and high tech composites manufacturing.
April 22, 2013
Award recognizes AEC and its personnel for achieving distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and robust, lean processes.
December 11, 2012
Governor-elect Maggie Hassan joined city officials and representatives from Safran and Albany Engineered Composites on Monday to mark another milestone in the development of the new LEAP plant, which is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to New Hampshire.
November 29, 2012
Review the growing interest for 3D Reinforced Composites in the Aerospace Industry.
October 22, 2012
Update on the Boeing EcoDemonstrator program, which is scheduled to hold ground tests later this year to evaluate the performance of a ceramic matrix composite nozzle that AEC helped Boeing develop.
August 13, 2012
AEC products and jobs have strong economic impact in New Hampshire
August 10, 2012
The center, which fosters partnerships among businesses and educational institutions, is slated to include a composite materials lab to help students develop skills sought by companies like AEC
July 23, 2012
Ceramic matrix composite nozzle, designed with AEC support, is scheduled for Boeing 787 EcoDemonstrator flight testing in 2013.
July 10, 2012
The ramp up to production for AEC's 3D woven composite LEAP engine components represents "the fastest, steepest ramp-up by far in the history of the aircraft engine industry" (AIN Online)
July 9, 2012 overviews equipment on display at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The editorial includes comments on Boeing 737 MAX orders. The 737 MAX is exclusively powered by CFM’s LEAP engine. AEC is the sole source for composite fan components for the LEAP engine.
July 9, 2012
Article discusses CFM's, Snecma, and GE's shift to composite engine components; their relationship with AEC; and production scale up plans for 3D-reinforced composite LEAP engine components.
July 9, 2012
New Rochester Training and Academic Center anticipated to offer workforce training programs to support AEC.
June 26, 2012
Parts on display will include the LEAP fan blade and LEAP fan case. Complete with a composite case, the fan will save 1000 lbs per aircraft compared to the same size fan using metallic components.
June 22, 2012
The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH’s) collaboration with AEC, in both providing skilled workers and research assistance, is a small part of the university’s overall strategy of reaching out to the business community. AEC hosted the president of UNH recently, as he released a new report that concluded that UNH the contributed about $1.4 billion to the state’s economy during the 2010-2011 academic year.
May 23, 2012
Local and state officials, representatives of Albany Engineered Composites and Safran USA, and local engineers and architects gathered on Airport Drive Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking in construction to expand the Granite State Business Park.
January 27, 2012
Vice President Biden had the opportunity to see such a partnership in action in New Hampshire yesterday—a partnership that is reviving advanced manufacturing and bringing jobs back to the state.
January 27, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden spoke to employees of two aerospace companies in the Lilac City Thursday, calling their collaboration with the city, state, and local community college a perfect example of the comeback of American manufacturing.