Company news

April 8, 2016
Albany International Corp. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Harris Corporation’s composite aerostructures division. Albany International President & CEO Joe Morone says, “All of us are delighted that the transaction has now closed and excited to welcome our newest members of the Albany family."
February 29, 2016
Albany International Corp. has agreed to acquire Harris Corporation’s composite aerostructures division for total consideration of $210 million including the assumption of a $23 million capital lease.
January 28, 2016
First flight of Boeing's 737MAX, one of the first aircraft to launch with the new LEAP aircraft engine for which AEC produces parts, will be broadcast in a webcast on January 29 starting at 9:45 AM PST.
December 11, 2015
Diane Loudon, AEC’s Senior Vice President for Operations and General Manager of Albany Safran Composites, announced as successor to Ralph Polumbo, current President of AEC.
September 1, 2015
Thursday September 10 at the at the SPE Automotive Conference and Exhibitionin Novi, Michigan (USA), AEC will be presenting results of recent 3D composite SEA testing and research.
June 2, 2015
On display this year: Safran open rotor blade and larger 3D composite-RTM structures
April 20, 2015
AEC and partner Ricardo LLC will be showing off 3D composites and their applications in the automotive sector at the 2015 Tech Hub in Detroit April 21-23.
February 6, 2015
New Ricardo and Albany Engineering Composites partnership supports the introduction of advanced materials like 3D composites into the automotive sector, providing structural lightweighting solutions that increase fuel economy while maintaining occupant safety.
November 25, 2014
François Hollande, President of France; Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran; and Joseph G. Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., today inaugurated a new LEAP production plant in Commercy, France.
November 14, 2014
This presentation on partnered wing and airframe research, given Advanced Engineering UK 2014, is now available for download.
October 22, 2014
On November 11-12, 2014 AEC will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering UK 2014 Event in Birmingham, UK. At this event Dr. Michael Commander from AEC and Iain O'May from Spirit Aerosystems will also be jointly presenting a paper titled 3D Reinforced Composites in Airframe Applications.
September 17, 2014
Presentation will include an overview of 3D composites, their damage tolerance capabilities and benign failure modes, and information on AEC’s preliminary findings regarding 3D composites’ suitability for crash structures.
June 10, 2014
AEC will be attending the Farnborough Air Show in the UK, where it will display our approach for supporting composite products from concept development through full rate production.
May 20, 2014
AEC to present on 3D composite simulation development and performance data.
March 31, 2014
Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and Joseph Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., inaugurated today a new plant in Rochester, New Hampshire, that will produce 3D reinforced RTM composite parts for aircraft engines.
December 3, 2013
Formerly AEC COO since 2010, Ralph Polumbo was promoted to the position of President on November 22, 2013.
October 4, 2013
AEC's new Research & Technology Center supports internal technology research as well as new product introductions and research for customers.
September 12, 2013
Albany Engineered Composites and Albany International expand into Commercy, France to support the LEAP aircraft engine program.
August 9, 2013
Another milestone in AEC's support for the LEAP aircraft engine program: Equipment began moving into the Rochester, New Hampshire facility in which AEC and Safran Aerospace Composites will co-locate to manufacture composite components for the LEAP engine.
July 23, 2013
French skipper Marc Guillemot and his boat, Safran, claim the solo 60-foot monohull North Atlantic east-to-west crossing record.
July 20, 2013
Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology and Academic Center is poised to open doors for New Hampshire and local community.
May 15, 2013
AEC to display advanced composite technology solutions for next-generation aircraft engine and airframe applications, including components for the CFM LEAP engine, Snecma’s open rotor engine assembly concept, and a ceramic matrix composite acoustic engine nozzle for Boeing’s CLEEN program at the 2013 Paris Air Show.
March 25, 2013
Albany International Corp's 4th quarter results as well as CEO comments on AEC earnings and outlook
November 7, 2012
3D composite technology is used to improve the Safran mast rail - to set sail in the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe this November.
September 26, 2012
100% on-time delivery and 100% quality acceptance lead to recognition for AEC.
August 24, 2012
Construction for LEAP production facility that will collocate AEC and Safran in Rochester, New Hampshire continues.
June 8, 2012
Report on the development of realistic numerical models, intended to improve the understanding of cure-induced microcracking in 3D reinforced composites (study presented at SAMPE 2012 and the 2012 SIMULIA Community Conference).
June 8, 2012
3D reinforced LEAP engine components, designed and fabricated by AEC, will be on display at the 2012 Farnborough International Air Show.
May 30, 2012
AEC discusses the construction of 3D woven preforms, their assembly into larger preforms, and estimates of labor savings relative to conventional laminated construction.
April 27, 2012
Summarized AEC’s recent research on 3D composite beams and frames, including information on blending 2D and 3D composite technologies in order to improve off-axis load bearing capacities for beams and an approach for sine wave beam production.