In Airbus A350 program are predominantly carbon fibres in a duroplastic matrix being used.
Two finished development projects prepared the introduction of this material in the pressure fuselage for production and supports optimizations in the series production. Thermoplastic material is being used for the production of clips which have to be produced in high variants and short cycle times.

For future programs, especially with the focus on Airbus “Single Aisle” Family, the use of thermoplastic CFK-technology for the entire fuselage is currently evaluated.

CFK panel at the TZN