Aerospace composites company Spirit AeroSystems has reportedly become a member of the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), a research institution that focuses on innovation and breakthrough manufacturing technologies.

Spirit has also invested in a new 70,000 ft2 Aerospace Innovation Centre at its manufacturing site in Prestwick, Scotland, which will open in 2020.

 ‘On top of developing and accessing emerging technologies, this collaboration will give Spirit an incredible opportunity to tap into the university's student and post-graduate talent pool to directly contribute to the design and manufacture of next-generation wing and fuselage structures,’ said Sean Black, Spirit AeroSystems vice president.

This story is adapted from material from Spirit AeroSystems, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.