Cirrus Soars With Composites

Weber, Austin
September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p26
The article focuses on the use of composite materials by Cirrus Design Corp. to build its aircraft. The fuselages, wings and other components of the Cirrus aircraft are said to be molded in fiberglass. According to Lynx Johnson, the firm's director of composite assembly, composites offer many advantages to other materials used in manufacturing. It also notes that composite airframes are easier to maintain and repair than aluminum. INSET: A Jet-Powered Future?.


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