New lightweight lapbelt challenges conventional products

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June 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Aircraft Components & Equipment Supplies, part of the STAG Group Aircraft Interiors Division, will showcase a lapbelt believed to be the lightest product of its kind in the aerospace industry, at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition in Hamburg. The belt, called the Feather Light seatbelt, is manufactured by Davis Aircraft Products and distributed in Europe by Aircraft Components & Equipment Supplies.

Using the example of a 180 seat passenger airline, such as the Airbus A320, the new seat belt achieves a total weight saving of 2.5kg over conventional alternatives through the optimisation of metallic and polymeric components. Alloy steel and aluminium alloy are used together with a moulded PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) polymer latch cover, which has the added benefit of being available in different colours or with bespoke mouldings e.g. a logo to complement company branding. The lightweight polyester webbing is also available in a wide range of colours across the colour palette.

All seatbelt and webbing materials meet the flammability requirements of FAR 25.853a. The seatbelt has been extensively tested and meets or exceeds FAA TSO-C22g requirements. The belt is suitable for use on TSO-C127a seating systems. Orders for the new seatbelt can be taken from Q3 2014.

The STAG Group (turnover circa £24m with sites in the UK, France and US) has two divisions: Spectech Supply Chain Services provides a complete aerospace and defence parts service and Aircraft Interiors focusses on design solutions for the aerospace interiors market. Aircraft Components & Equipment Supplies, Flitetec and RACE Completions are all brands within the Aircraft Interiors Division. Solutions are provided for fixed wing, helicopter, military vehicle and marine applications for an international client base in both the commercial and defence sectors.

Davis Aircraft Products Inc
is an industry leader in cargo tie down technology, commercialising advanced manufacturing methods for the production of lightweight restraint systems. The established manufacturer has a global reputation for aircraft restraint systems.

Tony Walmsley
Source:STAG Aerospace & Defence
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