A plant located in Rochester, N.H built to produce 3D woven composite parts using RTM technology for aircraft engine parts was inaugurated today.
The first application will be fan cases and fan blades for CFM International’s LEAP engine, dedicated to the next-generation single-aisle aircraft.
Safran, an international high-tech company in aerospace sector, and Albany International Corp., an advanced textiles and materials processing company, today inaugurated today a new plant in Rochester, New Hampshire, that will produce 3D woven RTM composite parts for aircraft engines.
"Today's event is an important milestone in a collaboration between Safran and Albany that began in 2000 as joint research and development and that has blossomed into the unique partnership epitomized by this plant, " said Joseph Morone, CEO of Albany International Corp.
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