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Video answers: ‘Airbus’ carbon fibre production in Spain’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. 700 staff members work there.
  2. They have to work quickly because if they don’t the carbon fibre will perish in 200 hours.
  3. It’s placed into one of their pressurised ovens, to be transformed into a light, strong part necessary for building a plane.
  4. On the A320, less than 10% of the aircraft structure was made of carbon fibre, on the A350 that number has increased to 53%.
  5. The modern machinery can produce around 11 times the quantity that a human could produce. (33 / 34kg vs 3kg)
  6. 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.

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