JEC Innovation Award 2013
The prestigious JEC Innovation Award 2013 has been won by Fokker Aerostructures (NL), AgustaWestland (IT), TenCate Advanced Composites (NL) and Ticona GmbH (GE) for the first thermoplastic composite horizontal tailplane of the AgustaWestland AW169 new-generation helicopter.
The award was officially presented to the partners at the opening ceremony of the JEC Composites Show in Paris (France) on Tuesday, 12 March. The value of this innovation lies primarily in a 15% weight reduction compared with other composite solutions, resulting in lower NOx /CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.
The JEC Innovation Award 2013 in the hands of (from left to right) Ivo Oerlemans (Marketing Manager Business Unit Industry Ticona), Winand Kok (Manager Engineering TenCate Advanced Composites), Michael Overd (Head Structures Design & Development AgustaWestland), Arnt Offringa (Director R&D Fokker Aerostructures) and Simon Smith (Director-General for External Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)