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Innovation Planets Parts - MOBILITY

JEC World

Passenger Aircraft Door Hinge

Aero Consultants AG

Genesis of your product. why and for whom?

Airbus A380 had a serious weight problem. The door hinge was identified to show potential weight saving. First version in aluminum was replaced by a CFRP with foam core to bring down the weight. By using water soluble mandrels a hollow structure could be obtained to achieve even more weight savings.

Benefits for the final customers?

Weight reduction, thermal insulation, corrosion resistance (no special surface treatment necessary).

The product : materials and processes

Passenger aircraft door hinge made of CFRP. RTM6 process using water soluble mandrels to create a complex internal hollow structure.

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