NASA started the advanced composites project in an effort to reduce the amount of time spent on product development and certification by 30 percent for composites infused into aeronautics applications,” the space agency said Thursday.
The newly-formed consortium consists of:
- Federal Aviation Administration
- National Institute of Aerospace
- General Electric
- Lockheed Martin
- Pratt & Whitney
- United Technologies
Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA’s aeronautics research mission directorate, said the partnership aims to “bring better composite materials” into aviation manufacturing.
NIA will work to administer the advanced composites consortium, manage communications within the consortium and oversee the financial aspects of the members’ research projects.
NASA started the project through its aeronautics research mission directorate’s advanced air vehicles program.