Airborne Aerospace (AA) is dedicated to the design and manufacturing of composite aerospace structures. Composites are rapidly becoming the standard material of choice, because of its superior light weight performance which is essential to reduce fuel consumption, either for aircraft or launches into space. But to apply composites at large scale, challenges remain: new technologies are needed to manufacture the components in more industrialised, cost-efficient processes, and better design and manufacturing concepts are required to also use composites in areas where currently still metal is used.
Airborne Marine (AM) is working on the forefront of innovation in the marine industry. Through a strong client focus and unique technology developed in the Airborne Technology centre, Airborne has managed to expand its position in the marine industry. Our focus is on highly loaded structures, such as propeller blades. Both tidal blades and propeller blades are virtually unchartered territory when it comes to applying composites. In these markets there is a great demand for de-risking and delivering robust, smart designed composite products based on the most advanced production processes: the ideal territory for Airborne to thrive.
The Airborne Technology Centre (ATC) is the research centre within the Airborne group of companies. Within ATC new composite design and composite production capabilities are developed to enhance the current operations of the manufacturing business units and create new business opportunities for the group. We work together with research institutes, universities and partner companies, in national and international research programmes, but also do commercial research directly for some of our clients.