TeXtreme, a carbon fibre tow made by Swedish carbon fibre reinforcers Oxeon, has been certified for use in commercial aviation applications by a leading aircraft manufacturer.
HAECO, an American aircraft servicing company, required a material that would reduce weight and thereby enable significant savings in fuel costs for the airlines. HAECO has used TeXtreme to help optimise current seat design for weight, while still maintaining mechanical properties. TeXtreme used calculation, simulation and manufacturing support to help HAECO reduce the weight of the aircraft seat by almost a fifth.
Andreas Martsman, Vice President of Oxeon, said: “We work in close cooperation with our clients, giving them technical support, all the way from selecting the optimal reinforcement structure to making it work in the manufacturing process for the product. When considering the aerospace market, the need for ultra-light products, that are designed to last, is growing. Together with HAECO the simulation results as well as our knowledge of advanced carbon reinforcements helped to produce a part which uses TeXtreme to achieve the desired significant weight savings.”
Aircraft Seats incorporating TeXtreme