LHT Develops CFC Installation Process

Working together with the German Aerospace Center and the Technical University of Darmstadt, Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has developed methods of load transmission into carbon fibre composites (CFC) aircraft fuselage structures for VIP customer aircraft. "The results of the ‘Fiber Force’ research project and the resultant force transmission concepts help us decisively in the VIP Completion business to continue successfully meeting the challenges of installing cabin interiors in the new composite fiber aircraft designs," said Hans Schmitz, SVP, VIP & Executive Jet Solutions. The project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI), has now been able to define the maximal load on the floor panels and to develop ‘floorpanel hardpoints’. A total of 40 of the newly developed floorpanel hardpoints are currently being installed in a Boeing 747-8.

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