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French president and Dutch prime minister to witness signing of Tapas innovation program

1:28 AM MST | January 20, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Airbus, Fokker, and TenCate will this evening sign a contract for the next stage of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure innovation program (Tapas). The signing will take place at the Amsterdam Maritime Museum in the presence of the French president, François Hollande; the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte; and minister of economic affairs Henk Kamp. The program has existed since 2010 and is a tool for a project-based innovation partnership, TenCate says.    The Tapas consortium consists of companies and institutes in the Dutch...

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