TRB Lightweight Structures has supplied a range of panels to make luxury suites for the interior of Singapore Airlines’ aircraft. The Skyroom suites are on board five new Airbus A380 passenger aircraft and were commissioned to celebrate the airline’s 70th birthday.
TRB says that it was commissioned by aircraft manufacturer Saftan to provide over 100 different complex, press-cured phenolic panels. The design of each room was dependent on its position within the aircraft, requiring the production of different types part. Each panel also needed to be supplied with a cure graph, and to vigorous quality assurance checks to ensure a high standard finish.
TRB will also manufacture over 100 doors as part of an ongoing scheme to fit Skyroom suites to the rest of the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 fleet.
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