The project brief

The brief

The core focus of AIRTEK is a unique composite hybrid monocoque structure utilising the adoption and development of hybrid composites to achieve mass and cost reduction, ensuring required strength and performance. AIRTEK is a UK Government backed consortium that brings together high-end aviation design, advanced motorsport derived engineering and certification expertise to create the next generation of lightweight aircraft seating that benefits customers, airlines, and the planet.

The work

The removal of structure created a customer benefit, allowing AIRTEK to offer the largest volume of under seat storage space of any business class seat in the market. The scalable and modular design makes the seat adaptable to both an individual airline brand requirements and across different aircraft fleets (wide and narrow body).

The outcome

Reduced seat weight results in reduced aircraft fuel burn and associated carbon emissions

1000 less parts when compared to a standard seat

Weighs 10% than the standard seat

Case Studies

Thales Biological Surveillance Collector System
Thales Biological Surveillance Collector System

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BAE Systems Hawk
BAE Systems Hawk

Working in collaboration with BAE Systems, WAE has unveiled a revolutionary cockpit simulator that will be used by leading aerospace ... Find out more

General Dynamics Scout SV-Core Infrastructure Distribution System
General Dynamics Scout SV-Core Infrastructure Distribution System

WAE were engaged to support a significant UK MoD armoured vehicle production programme. Find out more

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