Gaining acceptance for structural composites in new conservative territories is not at all new to Airborne. Airborne Oil & Gas Thermoplastic Composite Pipe is increasingly gaining ground in the Oil& Gas industry as a safe alternative when conventional metallic pipes can not meet performance requirements.
Tidal energy is more and more likely to take its permanent place in the market of renewables. The technology is not yet mature and the Cost of Energy generated by tidal turbines must prove to be competitive with other renewable resources, yet Airborne believes that, with its extensive know-how of composites design and industrialised manufacturing, we can contribute to making tidal energy competitive with cost-effective, robust tidal blades with long operational life spans.
The market for ship propeller blades is mature and occupied by metalic solutions. However, composites offer the potential to increase performance, comfort and durability for this market. Composite propeller blades are non-corrosive, lightweight and will bring down cavitation noise. Furthermore they reduce erosion and fuel consumption through the flexibility and adaptability of the blades. The potential of more efficient and effective propulsion lies around the corner, an area of great interest to Airborne.
Composite materials have been applied successfully in marine and offshore applications for several decades, both above and under water. Today’s practice and tomorrows challenges demand for more advanced structures and innovative solutions in the context of deeper waters, lower weight, radar transparency and thermal expansion. Airborne can meet these challenges with its competence base in the design and build of composites.
Airborne Marine combines Design & Engineering with (industrialised) manufacturing and in-house R&D which is a unique enabler in the world of high-end composites . We believe that knowing what we design and how to make it will give a real understanding of both the possibilities and challenges of composite designs and that this is the best way to optimize and improve.
This knowledge enables us to push the boundaries of composite applications forward and to enable our customers and partners to excel in their business, something we all strive for at Airborne.
With this wide range of capabilities in house, we are truly a one-stop shop for your maritime and offshore structures.
Because we are determined to offer the best fit solutions to meet your business objectives, we have a collaborative mindset with a focus on long-term partnerships. In a relationship with Airborne, you can expect transparency, accountability, responsive communication and trust, which lie at the basis of our values.