The manufacturing giant Boeing's newest Dreamliner – still in construction – is being hailed as a revolutionary breakthrough because it is made out of ultra-light carbon fiber (CFK). But Grob Aerospace in Mattsies, Bavaria, has been producing planes consisting almost entirely of carbon fiber for more than 30 years.
Grob's business jet SPn, the first carbon fiber passenger plane, is just about to be released on the market. The new passenger jet will be much more economical with fuel and much more stable than its competitors. The 8-seat plane costs 5.9 million euros, and 80 firm customers are already waiting. Made in Germany reporter Patrick Benning visited the innovative plane manufacturer.
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