The Advantages of Composite Aircraft Design in Planes of All Sizes


Whether it’s a jetliner or a small plane, the design materials and technology are improving for all types of aircrafts. Continue reading and we’ll take off into some of the advantages of composite aircraft design.

Reduced Weight on Aircraft Design

The main advantage of designing with composite material is the reduction of weight. Lightweight materials contribute to lower total weight of the aircraft. When a piece of aircraft has the lowest weight possible it increases its fuel efficiency. An aircraft doesn’t have to carry parts that are needlessly heavy. Naturally, as the private owner of an airplane or the head of an airline company, you want to pay as little for fuel as possible.

A High Level of Strength

Another advantage of composite aircraft design is strength. The composite lightweight material is known for its strength. Many parts of an aircraft endure a lot of tension and compression throughout a journey from take-off to landing. So, having lightweight parts that are strong and can withstand this pressure is definitely a plus and increases the safety quotient. 

Resistant to Wear and Tear

Regardless of its size, most types of aircraft have to endure the wear and tear caused by various chemicals. For instance, when a jetliner goes through the deicing process, it is sprayed with heated chemicals. This mixture melts the ice and removes it so the plane can operate safely. The lightweight materials used in today’s aircraft design can endure wear and tear caused by the chemicals needed for its successful operation. This cuts down on the number of replacement parts an owner has to garner.

As you can see, composite aircraft design benefits passengers and aircraft owners alike. If your company is interested in this type of design work, contact us today at SMI Composites or visit our website to learn more.  

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