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AIRBORNE TECHNOLOGY CENTER B.V.  
 

Contact: Anders BRODSJO (Mr)
Tel: +31-703017400
Email a.brodsjo@airborne.nl
Web: www.airborne-technologycentre.com

The Airborne group is specialised in the design and build of composite structures, strongly based on new technology development with a focus to industrialisation of composite manufacturing. Airborne is an SME with currently 160 people personnel, with three sites: headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands, a site focused to RTM for aerospace in Girona, Spain, and a new factory for thermoplastic composite tubulars for the oil & gas industry in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. The Airborne Technology Centre develops the new technologies for the group, up to TRL 5 (prototype / pilot production line level), after which the Business Units take over and perform the product development and commercialisation. Airborne is active in many markets, such as aeronautics, space, high-tech machines, science, marine and oil and gas.


Main skills & capacities

Airborne has design and manufacturing capabilities, and is active in all three main composite manufacturing technologies: prepreg, injection (RTM and vacuum infusion) and thermoplastic composites. It has all the infrastructure and equipment available for these technologies, such as clean rooms, autoclaves, RTM equipment, tape-laying, continuous winding, extrusion, CNC machining and NDI equipment. New technologies under development that are relevant for ECOMISE are: RTM, pick & place, dry fibre placement.

Relevant network and experience Airborne is active in many research projects, both national and international. Examples are: Clean Sky Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft and Green Rotor Craft, both on RTM technologies (aeronautics – FP7), HIVOCOMP on fast curing RTM resins and welding of thermoplastics (automotive – FP7), SMARTFIBER about automation of optical fibre sensor integration (ICT – FP7), TAPAS on primary aircraft structures in thermoplastics (aeronautics – NL funded with participation of Airbus), CAMPES on tape-laying for space structures (Preliminary ESA Programme - NL funded), FAMPROP on pick & place for ship propellers (Marine Innovation Programme - NL funded), TCSKAR on thermoplastic telescope reflectors (Polymer Innovation Programme – NL funded), SRP on press-formed stiffened panels (aeronautics – NL funded).

 
FP7 
The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment.

 

 
 

News


Synthesites is working to implement the technologies developed in ECOMISE
Synthesites is working with several industrial partners across Europe and in the US to implement the technologies developed within ECOMISE...


ECOMISE project was successfully completed
The successful completion of the ECOMISE project was marked by the co-organisation of the ISCM Conference...


ECOMISE session to be integrated in the next ISCM Conference
ECOMISE results to be presented at forthcoming ISCM conference at the end of August 2016....


Industrial Seminar to be organised by the ECOMISE Consortium
In the industrial seminar both the Resin and the Fibre Control systems will be demonstrated in an industrial infusion application....

 

 

 

   

 

 

Project partners
 
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.  
AIRBORNE TECHNOLOGY CENTER B.V.  
BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE, BELFAST  
DASSAULT SYSTEMES SA  
FASERINSTITUT BREMEN EV  
HUTCHINSON SA  
LOOP TECHNOLOGY LIMITED  
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM  
POLYWORX BV  
SAMTECH SA  
SYNTHESITES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES LTD