Skyfly has announced Norco has been chosen to build and manufacture the fuselage, wings and composite components of the Axe aircraft. With the order now placed – Skyfly expects to have the first aircraft built by June 2023 which falls in line with their timelines.
According to the press release “Norco boasts 35 years experience as a developer of lightweight composite structures and innovative GRP mouldings and the operation covers six sites in the UK with an overall capacity of 130,000 sq ft and over 170 skilled workers. Norco has experience providing lightweight composite structures for some of the world’s leading OEM’s in the Aerospace, Defence and Marine markets.
“Skyfly aims to achieve a complete airframe weight of just 220kg. This low weight structure is only achievable through the use of light weight composite structures which can retain the required crashproofing and structural strength needed. The aircraft fuselage consists of a main shell built in one piece with a nose and tail cone. Using this method of construction allows for low cost and accurate and reliable repeatability of main structures.”
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