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The Future of Flight Is in Lightweight Components

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 22, 2012 5:30:00 AM

Being an ISO-certified, long-proven manufacturer of components for aerospace, we at Ardel wanted to inform our blog readers on one of the more recent trends in aircraft design.

US_Defense_NewsWe’re not talking about the fact you have to pay for your “complimentary” audio headset on most flights these days. We’re talking about reducing the overall tonnage of airplanes in order for them to attain greater mechanical performance and efficiency.

With the ever-rising costs of oil, building and maintaining a successful airline – or air force – isn’t what it used to be. Civilian and military aerospace engineers have already been designing lightweight plastic parts reinforced with carbon fibers for aircraft for many years now. But the percentage of overall metals and alloys that goes into fabricating most planes is still far beyond the percentage of plastics. But in a relatively short space of time that’s all set to change, with the likes of companies such as Boeing and Airbus fielding new airliners (the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350) that are actually comprised of more composite material than they are of metal.

At Ardel Engineering, we follow these developments like some in New York might follow the ups and downs of the NASDAQ. Being well-acquainted with the manufacture of quality components – both metallic and plastic composite – for any number of different aerial applications, we look forward to providing ever more ingenuity, ever more timely delivery, and ever more high-performing parts for tomorrow’s jets. Contact us today to learn more.

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