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7th March 2017, Boras

TeXtreme used in commercial aircraft to achieve weight savings

After several years of simulation and testing within the aero market, Oxeon’s TeXtreme has been certified for use in commercial aero applications and qualified by a leading aircraft manufacturer.

HAECO searched for a material that would reduce weight and thereby enable significant savings in fuel costs for the airlines, when it turned to TeXtreme to help optimise its current seat design for weight, while still maintaining mechanical properties.

Aircraft seat with TeXtreme. © TeXtreme/HAECO Americas

TeXtreme used calculation, simulation and manufacturing support to help HAECO reduce the weight of the aircraft seat by almost 20%, the company reports. The part made of TeXtreme is now in production and is scheduled to be delivered in 2017.

Ultra-light products

“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,” commented Andreas Martsman VP of Oxeon.

“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.”

TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements

TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements are designed for making ultra-light composites. TeXtreme Technology is flexible and tow-size independent, which is said to enable development of optimised reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Novel TeXtreme materials are being used in aero and industrial applications, and by several major brands in the sporting goods market.

Aircraft seat with TeXtreme. © TeXtreme/HAECO Americas

TeXtreme is widely used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, NASCAR and LeMans racing; in the manufacture of golf clubs, surfboards, tennis racquets, table tennis blades, rowing shells, skis, snowboards and ice hockey sticks; and more.

HAECO

HAECO Americas provides aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and aerospace manufactured products to a broad array of commercial, government and private customers. HAECO Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HAECO Group, a leading provider of MRO services and interiors products and services. 

Since its founding in 1990 as Triad International Maintenance Company (TIMCO), HAECO Americas has grown beyond its core airframe, base maintenance business by adding engine MRO services, aircraft seat manufacturing and PMA parts, comprehensive engineering design and interiors manufacturing through its HAECO Cabin Solutions division. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, HAECO Americas businesses operate at locations throughout the US.

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