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An artist illustration of an airplane in flight over a green composite material and a green globe with various plants on the ground.
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The forward section of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner is shown under construction inside a composite fabrication tool.

Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing Project

The Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM) project addresses an aviation industry need for more rapid production of composite aircraft to meet increasing global demand for lightweight transport aircraft. As part of the Sustainable Flight National Partnership, HiCAM partners with industry to increase the rate of composite aircraft manufacturing, reduce costs, and improve performance.

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project manager

Dr. Richard Young

deputy project manager

Robert Martin

Communications Lead

Tamara Croom

Advanced Composites Consortium Strengthens

In 2021 the NASA-sponsored Advanced Composites Consortium expanded to include additional material suppliers, manufacturing equipment developers, and software developers to support NASA’s Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing project.

Learn More about Advanced Composites Consortium Strengthens
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