17 Feb 08. Technological innovations from Goodrich Corporation in lightweight composites, structural design and engine fuel components are key enablers that help customers meet future environmental requirements. “While ‘being green’ is currently the fashion for industry in general, it has been a way of life for Goodrich and the aerospace industry since day one,” said Harry Arnold, vice president of technology for Goodrich. “Economics and the environment are linked in our business; our customers have the task of building and operating aircraft that consume the least fuel while carrying the maximum payload, and to do so safely and cleanly. We work relentlessly to reduce weight, enhance aerodynamics and improve fuel efficiency on all products and services across the enterprise.”
Feb 08. GKN Aerospace launches new, ecologically improved single-skin crashworthy material for aircraft fuel bladders. As part of an initiative to reduce and remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from fuel tank manufacturing processes, engineers and scientists at GKN Aerospace in Portsmouth,
UK, have developed the first single-skin flexible fuel bladder material that is able to offer crash resistance and puncture tolerance.