EADS highlighted these licensing opportunities at the JEC Composites Show in Paris last week.

Several of the technologies are associated with EADS’ patented Vacuum Assisted Process (VAP), including a highly automated preform manufacturing machine.

VAP is an optimised out-of-autoclave process the makes the production of large, lightweight parts more cost effective and provides high quality finished products.

Other technologies offered by EADS include production methods for single and multi-layer preforms using tailored fibre placement.

At JEC, the EADS Technology Licensing initiative also unveiled its new 'forum' concept, which brings together EADS licensees with experts from across the company to exchange experience, expertise and lessons learned in composites production.

The first forum meeting will be held during the second half of 2011 with Airbus in Toulouse, France.

EADS is a global aerospace, defence and related services company. The EADS Group comprises Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter.