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In TAPAS - the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure Consortium - Dutch industrial companies and research institutes work together with aircraft manufacturer Airbus. TAPAS1 has nine partners in its collaboration. In the TAPAS2 project the total number of partners expanded to twelve.

Together, the eleven Dutch partners are commercially active in the Dutch aerospace industry and work closely with Airbus in the field of material-, production- and connection technology and design. The technology is targeted for future Airbus-developed applications, including primary structural components as fuselage and wings.