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Dufour Aerospace selects Aerolite as partner for composite structural parts

Dufour Aerospace Press Release | July 14, 2023

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Aerolite AG will manufacture parts for the Aero2 aircraft at its facility in Horw, Switzterland. Dufour Aerospace Photo

Dufour Aerospace has announced selecting Aerolite AG as main supplier for the lightweight composite structural parts for the nacelles and the tail of the Aero2 aircraft.

The parts will be produced by Aerolite at its production facility in Horw, Switzerland.

Weight management and reduction is one of the keys to success in aviation engineering. Aerolite knows what it means to provide solid yet lightweight solutions and has years of experience as a supplier to the aviation industry.

Simon Bendrey, head of design of Dufour Aerospace, said: “Aerolite are an established aerospace manufacturing company, holding DOA [design organization approval] and POA [production organization approval] for medical services interior assemblies. Applying this experience to their aircraft primary structure prototyping facility will support Dufour with the manufacture and assembly of high quality, light weight, production components for Aero 2. I look forward to working together with Aerolite on this exciting programme.”

For the first phase of the collaboration, Dufour and Aerolite have agreed on the production and delivery of the nacelle and tail structural components for four Aero2 prototype aircraft, with the production of the serial aircraft also being considered. 

Roland Hengartner, CEO of Aerolitec, said: “Aerolite is proud to be a strategic supplier to Dufour to produce main eVTOL structural components for Aero2. We are convinced that our team has the necessary skills, experience and innovative spirit in the development and production of lightweight structure and components to support Dufour not only with Aero2, but also in future tasks.”

This press release was prepared and distributed by Dufour Aerospace.

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