The demands for both military and commercial aircraft to fly faster and longer than ever before have led to the rapid advancement of structural materials. The industry requires these materials to exhibit improved damage tolerance and strength at extreme temperatures, improved resistance to corrosion and an increased fatigue life.
Airbus chose GLARE for the A380 program and Boeing has gone with TiGr for the 787 program. I know that GLARE is Al/Glass fibre while TiGr is Titanium/Graphite fibre, but what are the pros and cons of the two? What other composite laminates are widely used in the aerospace industry?