Rocketing fuel prices and the desperate desire to reduce CO2 emissions, aerospace designers are using various other methods to design and build planes, rather than using the traditional procedures. Get in touch with Aeronet for further aerospace applications.
Saving The Planet & Creating Efficiency
This is because they want to save weight, increase capacity and improve fuel efficiency.
The airline industry has changed the way planes and technologies are made. Instead they are turning to materials that are more eco-friendly and have the ability to conserve energy, meaning fibreglass is the perfect solution.
Why Is Fibreglass So Desirable?
The properties for fibreglass make it an attractive choice for automotive transport applications, suggesting this is why an increase of sales has occurred. Find out more.
Below are some of the main properties of fibreglass, and why it is suitable for reinforcing parts of aircraft facilities and within the aerospace industry.
- Weight-to-strength ratio
- Corrosion resistant
- Impact resistant
- Non-flammable properties
The Strict Regulations That Make Fibreglass Attractive
All new commercial planes reply on composite materials for strength and durability, as well as many hobby-goers using fibreglass as a means of designing prototypes.
Applications for fibreglass within the aerospace industry:
- Cargo liners
- Structural parts
- Luggage parts/bins
- Interior panelling
- Fuel tanks
- Helicopter blades
- Housing for ground level equipment
- Housing for electronic equipment
- Duct work
Glass Reinforced Plastics (fibreglass) is most commonly used in secondary structural parts, such as flooring, seating, cargo liners and various other interior applications where it is possible to have weight savings of up to 20%. Contact us.