Aerospace composites specialist Hexcel plans to highlight the growing need the composite industry to support the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) market at the JEC World show.

According to the company, UAM transportation systems that move people by air or enable cargo deliveries is the next big transportation innovation and could help reduce traffic congestion.

‘Materials have been a key driver of efficiency for aircraft today, and they will be even more important for the emerging UAM marketplace,’ said Imad Atallah, director of strategic marketing for aerospace and urban air mobility at Hexcel. ‘We are applying our technologies to the unique needs of urban air mobility vehicles. Both thermoplastics and quick-cure thermoset materials are expected to have applications on [them].’

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