Aircraft Cabin Composites by Maryruth Belsey Priebe,

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What Are the Challenges for the Aircraft Cabin Composites Industry?

The Aircraft industry is in urgent need of new materials to meet the increasing market demands of weight and cost reduction. Creating new composites such as bamboo fiber which could soon replace wood and glass fiber materials is possible. But is it feasible to redesign cabin structure with new materials without enduring significant financial loss? Read more in the free article "Aircraft Cabin Composites" here:

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Aircraft Cabin Composites by Maryruth Belsey Priebe,

  1. 1. Aircraft Cabin Composites By Maryruth Belsey Priebe, Editor As resource efficiency becomes an increasingly important factor in the aviation industry, there is an ongoing search for more innovative solutions to the problem of aircraft weight. Rising fuel costs accounts for over one-third of fleet operating costs, making the need for reliable lightweight materials all the more pressing. One potential solution is composite materials for aircraft cabins and seating. While they offer a lighter option, in some applications they currently lack feasibility for widespread use. Some of the pitfalls include reliability, implementation and operational obstacles, and cost. Potential Innovative Composites Solutions for Cabins and Seating For the European Commission, the goal is to reduce aircraft emissions 75% by 2050.i With that ambitious objective, the onus is on researchers and manufactures to produce workable solutions within a relatively short timeframe, and many have developed unique ideas. Aviation industry giant Airbus is currently working on aircraft that can sustain prolonged use while utilizing lighter composite materials. They are the leading company involved in the European Union’s CleanSky 2 initiative, which is designed to drive aeronautical innovation as a way to drive environmental safety. One phase of the program is titled “Innovative Physical Integration Cabin- System-Structure,” and is focused on concepts for future cabin architectures. This will include component demonstrations and test programs.ii Meanwhile, researchers at the Sichuan Hongya Zhuyuan Science and Technology Corporation in China are breaking new ground by creating a bamboo fiber ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- IQPC GmbH | Friedrichstr. 94 | D-10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 (0) 30 2091 3 274 | f: +49 (0) 30 2091 3263 | e: eq@iqpc.de | w: www.iqpc.de Visit IQPC for a portfolio of topic-related events, congresses, seminars and conferences: www.iqpc.de

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