Bombardier Learjet 85- OoA prepreg and infusion process
At the end of the year we have thought it would be interesting to review one of the most interesting discussions we have had in our activity on linkedin. It was at the Composites Group. The news that Bombardier was using dry fiber and Resin Transfer infusion on the Learjet 85 wing box started an enriching discussion about the technical difficulties and possibilities of resin infusion processes and out of autoclave curing.
Bombardier Learjet – composite
“Bombardier unveils OoA composites process for Learjet. Wingskins and spars for the plane are manufactured in Belfast using an in-autoclave resin transfer infusion (RTI) process. The fuselage and autoclave are manufactured in Querétaro, Mexico, via an out-of-autoclave (OOA) prepreg process.”
“ It makes use of composites not only to reduce airframe weight and increase fuel economy, but also to significantly reduce the part count because composites have enabled Learjet to produce large, integrated structures.”- Composites World