Airbus-A380Increasing use of composites in large scale aviation projects such as the Boeing Dreamliner and Airbus A380 highlight the advantages of using these products for saving weight, reliability, longevity. This application results in lower fuel cost, lower maintenance costs, greater durability and environmental benefits.

This technology is trickling down the industry leading to the development of cost effective prototype tooling, carbon fibre bodywork and surfaces for prototype and development work at the moment.
Increasing use and development of UAVs will only add to this development trend.