Haeco, a provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services used TeXtreme to help improve its current seat design.
Haeco, a provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services used TeXtreme to help improve its current seat design.

TeXtreme composite material has reportedly been certified for use in commercial aero applications and qualified by an aircraft manufacturer.

Haeco, a provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services used TeXtreme to help improve its 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 20%.

‘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 end product,’ said Andreas Martsman, VP of Oxeon, which makes TeXtreme. ‘When looking into 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.’

This part made of TeXtreme is now in production and is scheduled to be delivered in 2017.

This story uses material from TeXtreme, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.