Lightweight Composite Structural Components For Aircraft
General Dynamics has over 60 years of experience performing high quality engineering design and analysis for a wide variety of aircraft applications.
Composite structures provide weight reduction, impact absorption and product life extension. We are a leader in the design and production of aerospace composite structures and assemblies.
We produce wing structures for a wide range of commercial and military aircraft, including the following:
- Edge Beams
- Flap Leading and Trailing Edges
- Flap Track Fairings
- Wing Panels
We are a leader in producing affordable, high-quality composite fuselage structures for the commercial and military aerospace markets, including:
- Vertical Tail Skins
- Emergency Exit
- Landing Gear
- Main Entrance
- Weapons Bay
Flight Control Surfaces
We also produce flight control surfaces for a wide range of commercial and military aircraft, including:
General Dynamics has extensive experience in the design, development, qualification and integration of high-performance lightweight composite pressure vessels for aircraft, satellite, launch vehicle and missile platforms.
Our pressure vessels combine a permeation barrier (liner) with a filament-wound outer shell. The liners are made from a wide variety of materials depending on customer requirements in order to optimize the design while maintaining cost objectives. The pressure vessels range in size and shape to suit a wide variety of customer needs.
Applications include military and commercial aircraft flotation and emergency power; missile control; launch vehicle and satellite propulsion subsystems.
General Dynamics supports the aircraft gas-turbine engine industry with manufacturing solutions and parts production for a variety of advanced composite components. We specialize in highly complex assemblies, large structures and high temperature polyimides.
We produce a wide variety of aircraft engine components, including the following:
- Fan cowls
- Outer bypass ducts
- Stator and guide vanes