Boeing, which designed its 787 as the first commercial jetliner with an all-composite fuselage, wings and tail, is a sponsor of the new 3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence in Advanced Composites at Purdue University. (Image © Boeing)

Design & Manufacturing

Material ambitions

New research center at Purdue aims to solve composites’ sticky challenges

Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan Engine has enabled some commercial aircraft to achieve 16% reduction in fuel consumption, 75% reduction in noise and 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions. (Photo courtesy of Pratt & Whitney)

Aerospace & Defense

Clearing the air

Plans for dramatically cleaner aircraft aim to meet aggressive carbon-reduction targets

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