Business Class Seat Shell

Key Customers: Aircraft interior OEMs
Main Objectives: Light-weight seat housings with modular design to allow for various seat arrangements on the business class platform
Tasks: Concepts; design; ergonomics; design for manufacture; tool design and manufacture; material characterization, stress analysis; fire, smoke, toxicity, and heat release (FSTH) tests; static and dynamic tests
Solution: Modular shell assembly design with composite sandwich construction consisting of a combination of glass weave- and carbon fibre-phenolic skins and honeycomb core; autoclave processing
Materials: Composite sandwich construction of combination glass weave- and carbon fibre-phenolic skins and honeycomb core
Processes: Autoclave processing