Airbus shares composites expertise with America’s Cup team

by / lundi, 03 novembre 2014 / Published in Aviation commerciale

Airbus has announced a partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, under which it will share its composites expertise.

Airbus will also share its know-how in aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, structures, hydraulics and data analysis with the yacht design team.

Much like airplanes …

America’s Cup yachts are primarily constructed of carbon fibre composite. The new Airbus A350 XWB, which made its maiden flight last year, is the first Airbus aircraft to be over 50 wt% composite.


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