Denroy Plastics Limited has announced that it has signed a collaborative research agreement with Airbus on their Wing of Tomorrow program.
The two-year agreement will see Denroy apply its expertise in plastic and composite component design and manufacturing to deliver innovative components for application on the Wing of Tomorrow demonstrator.
Denroy will contribute engineering support to Airbus to identify the best materials and manufacturing processes. The company will also provide design support to Airbus on the concepts as well as producing the tooling and equipment necessary to enable prototypes to be manufactured.
Kevin McNamee, CEO of the Denroy Group of companies commented
“Denroy has been a supplier to Airbus for over 20 years on previous and current aircraft platforms and we are delighted that we have been asked to contribute to this major international research and development activity . Denroy has invested significantly in recent years in developing advanced plastics and composite design and processing capability and we are confident that we can apply this technology to the Wing of Tomorrow programme aimed at creating revolutionary new architectures for carbon wings in order to improve the overall eco-efficiency of Airbus aircraft performance. ”.
Further, John Irwin the Managing Director of Denroy Plastics commented,
“We have an excellent partnership with Airbus and participation in the Wing of Tomorrow initiative gives us the opportunity to further integrate Denroy’s unique material processing capabilities and engineered solutions into the Airbus product range.”.
The Denroy group currently employs 220 people mostly at its two sites in Co Down in Northern Ireland as well as global offices. Successful completion of these development projects could potentially lead to production of these components in the future by Denroy and further expansion of the group.