Bombardier is billing its new C Series as the leanest, most economical and most efficient plane now flying, and much of this is due to composites. Reliability on resistance to fatigue has not fully been demonstrated yet, as a full experience curve on planes with a large share of composites A, A, B has not yet been produced. Airlines face a constant battle over profit margins, and will do practically anything to make their flights cheaper. Low sales make it easier to employ the manual labor-intensive processes inherent in composite manufacturing. Composites can certainly help them toward this end. Week Feb 09 - Feb 13,
In current times, globally, aerospace and automotive are the key end markets for high strength composites.
Growth in Aerospace
The market for large commercial aircraft used to be cyclical. Furthermore, there has been an escalation in production to fill the huge pile of order backlogs, which also accelerates demand for composite materials. Composites usage will continue to grow on the back of increased production of advanced aircraft models. In current times, globally, aerospace and automotive are the key end markets for high strength composites. In addition to greater fuel efficiency, the benefits of using composites also include corrosion resistance and improved strength.