Selective Tape-Laying for Cost-Effective Manufacturing of Optimised Multi-Material Components


The Airborne group specialise in the design and build of composite structures, strongly based on new technology developments, with a focus on industrialisation of composite manufacturing.

Airborne is an SME with currently 200 people spread over three sites: headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands; a site focused on aerospace in Girona, Spain and a new factory for thermoplastic composite pipes for the oil & gas industry in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.

The Airborne Technology Centre develops new technologies for the group, up to TRL 5 (prototype / pilot production line level), after which the Business Units take over and perform the product development and commercialisation. Airborne is active in many markets, such as aeronautics, space, high-tech machines, science, marine and oil & gas.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609067.