on an aircraft allowing it to securely takeoff, fly and land, there are numerous systems and equipment, which ensure that crew and passengers have a safe and comfortable flight.
The sealing experts at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Aerospace partner with customers to design and supply polymer sealing components for onboard and ground support systems. Our sealing solutions extend service life and ensure leak-free performance in the air and on the tarmac, keeping systems running, passengers comfortable and expediting aircraft preparation for the next flight.
The interior of the aircraft is the area on a plane where passengers and crew pass time during the flight. It is equipped to offer passengers a comfortable place to sit and convenient spaces to stow smaller pieces of luggage. Meals and drinks are prepared in the aircraft galley and lavatories offer passengers and crew a place to wash up.
Polymer components optimize the performance of overhead bins, enabling smooth and noiseless movement, and meet interior design guidelines. Because of contact with potable water and food, specially developed sealing materials play a vital role in applications in the lavatory and galley.
FoodPro® safe sealing
Complying with the most relevant food contact regulations globally, the FoodPro® material range is ideal for aircraft galley applications. These materials can be manufactured into a full range of seals, from multi-functional O-Rings to components with more complex geometries.
Injection molded thermoplastics
As a lightweight alternative to metal components, injection molded thermoplastics can be used for structural components throughout the cabin and cockpit, such as storage bin and passenger service unit components.
Extruded profiles fill the gaps
Used to seal unsightly gaps and protect the cabin structure from damage. Trelleborg extruded profiles are approved to all international flame, smoke and toxicity standards.
Before takeoff and after landing, ground support equipment (GSE) efficiently services airplanes in preparation for the aircraft’s next flight. This includes unloading and loading luggage and passengers, cleaning and potable water servicing, fuel servicing, towing and jacking and, during the colder months, de-icing.
While the aircraft is on the tarmac, sealing solutions in GSE, such as those in couplings for fuel and water supply lines and in lifting cylinders for airway bridges and aircraft jacking equipment, ensure leak-free and long-lasting performance.
Lighter weight bearings and wear rings
On heavy-duty equipment, such as aircraft towing vehicles and aircraft jacks, our Orkot® Slydring® and bearing solutions effectively replace metal bearings for a long service life and lower friction.
Gaskets meet application requirements
Designed for use in a wide range of applications, elastomer and elastomer-to-metal bonded gaskets specified to meet unique application requirements, such as compatibility with aggressive chemicals or compliance with regulations for potable water applications.
Torlon® components for harsh conditions
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a certified manufacturer of high-performance Torlon® components, which are specially engineered to withstand harsh operating environments and aggressive fluids used, for instance, in de-icing equipment.
The Technical Library on the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions website contains an ever-expanding range of webinars. Two highlights for aerospace experts are: