The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is a consortium of academic institutions, aerospace companies, and government agencies. It is part of the FAA Joint Advanced Materials and Structures Center of Excellence (JAMS), along with the Wichita-led organization is called the Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM).
AMTAS will address safety and certification initiatives for existing, near- and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.
The University of Washington in Seattle (www.washington.edu/) serves as the lead academic institution along with affiliate academic members:
- Washington State University (www.wsu.edu/),
- Oregon State University (http://oregonstate.edu/)
- Edmonds Community College (www.edcc.edu/)
- Florida International University (http://fiu.edu/), and
- University of Utah (www.utah.edu/).
Industry partners include:
- A&P Technology (www.braider.com/)
- Bell Helicopter (www.textron.com/)
- The Boeing Company (www.boeing.com/)
- C&D Zodiac (formerly Northwest Composites Inc. (www.zodiac.com/eu/)
- Composite Solutions, Inc. (www.compositesolutions.com)
- Cytec Engineered Materials (www.CytecEngineeredMaterials.com)
- General Plastics Manufacturing Co. (www.generalplastics.com/)
- Heatcon Composite Systems (www.heatcon.com/hcs/products.html)
- Hexcel (www.hexcel.com/)
- Integrated Technologies, Inc. (Intec) (http://in-tec.com)
- Toray Composites (America), Inc. (www.torayusa.com/tca)
- Triumph Composite Systems, Inc. (www.triumphgroup.com/)