SAMPE L.A. Chapter Meeting: Composites for Narrow-Body Aircraft - Element Materials and Technology

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Element Materials and Technology 1857 Business Center Drive, Duarte, CA

SAMPE L.A. Chapter Meeting

January 26, 2017 (Thursday) at 6:00 PM

Composites for Narrow-Body Aircraft

Element Materials and Technology



Element Materials and Technology

1857 Business Center Drive

Duarte, CA



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6:00 PM - Networking and Refreshments (Free)

6:30 PM - Presentation by Jens Hinrichsen

Tour of Element to follow presentation



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Featured Speaker and Topic

Mr. Jens Hinrichsen - Project Manager

Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China

After earning his master degree from Technical University Hannover, Germany, in 1978, Jens Hinrichsen begun working for the Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke - Fokker (VFW-Fokker, which is today a part of Airbus Group), in the flight physics department in the field of Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity.

In 1988 Jens joined the German-Chinese joint venture "MPCA" in Hamburg, Germany, founded by MBB (Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm) and CATIC (China National Aero Technology Import & Export Corp.), as the assistant to the Vice President Industrial & Engineering.

Starting in 1992, Jens Hinrichsen was in charge of the technology preparation for Airbus A380, initially as Director Technology Controlling at DASA (Deutsche Aerospace) and finally as Chairman of the TMG (Technology Management Group), for the first common technology program across all Airbus partners, namely Aerospatiale (France), British Aerospace (Great Britain), CASA (Spain) and DASA (Germany).

Mid 1996 Jens was appointed "A380 Director Structures" at Large Aircraft Division of Airbus in Toulouse. His accountabilities during the five years of the concept phase comprised structural design concepts, preliminary sizing, systems integration, technology evaluation incl. risk assessment & risk mitigation as well as management of the technology maturity process, build & assembly concepts, and support to marketing campaigns at airlines.

From fall 2001 through March 2004 Jens was Head of the "Component Management and Integration Team" for the A380 vertical tail plane, responsible for engineering, manufacture, supply chain management, procurement and quality.

In 2005 Jens Hinrichsen became Aerospace-Director Product Strategy and Development at Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America), focusing on hybrid material developments.

In July 2009 Jens founded his own consulting enterprise, Aerospace Advisory Group LLC. He dedicated his endeavor to advanced wing design for Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force, followed by consultancy for COMAC's research and design institutes in Shanghai and Beijing. Introducing Jens Hinrichsen

Jens joined COMAC America in August 2014 as Head of Engineering & Projects.

Mr. Hinrichsen’s presentation will be on the topic of “Composites for Narrow-Body Aircraft”

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