Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!
Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+
- 700 staff members work there.
- They have to work quickly because if they don’t the carbon fibre will perish in 200 hours.
- It’s placed into one of their pressurised ovens, to be transformed into a light, strong part necessary for building a plane.
- On the A320, less than 10% of the aircraft structure was made of carbon fibre, on the A350 that number has increased to 53%.
- The modern machinery can produce around 11 times the quantity that a human could produce. (33 / 34kg vs 3kg)
- Carbon fibre is stronger, lighter and doesn’t suffer from corrosion or metal fatigue, so planes can carry more passengers and companies spend less on maintenance.