Low weight is of very high importance
in the Air & Space Industry. Therefore,
carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP)
parts are increasingly used.
The high rigidity and stability of CFRP have
led to its breakthrough in the Air & Space
Industry a long time ago.
Metallic materials can easily be replaced.
Especially in the Space Industry the use of
CFRP is obligatory, whereas the Air Industry
uses more glass fiber reinforced plastics
(GFRP). However, those GFRP parts are
usually built as single shell or sandwich
constructions in order to reduce their weight.