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Aircraft Seat Design Gets Smarter


S6FB Black ShroudSilver Seat Back

Thierry Dubois for Aviation Week MRO


Materials should be carefully chosen, as they influence weight, maintenance needs and costs. Acro Aircraft Seating offers different materials for the seatback. In a basic Series 3 seat, the skeleton uses a glass-phenolic composite material, says Al Roots, Acro’s head of industrial design. “Weight and flammability are why we use them. Phenolic resins and glass-phenolic composites are inherently fire-retardant and have superior flammability properties. In addition, phenolics yield very low levels of smoke and combustion products under both flaming and smouldering fire conditions.”


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