Focused on weight reduction and increased longevity, Collins Aerospace has developed aeroBASE™ multi-use honeycomb floor panels. aeroBASE panels provide superior durability compared with standard OEM floor panels. Customers achieve lower weight and higher strength with improved stiffness and shear strength.
These panels are manufactured with aramid fiber or aluminum honeycomb core, modified, toughened epoxy resin system and unidirectional fiberglass or carbon skins. Panels can be utilized for multiple applications, including: aisles, entrances/exits, galleys, cargo bays and under seats.
Compared with standard OEM requirements, our most popular aeroBASE product provides:
High flexural strength: 89 percent improvement
High flexural stiffness: 44 percent improvement
Excellent shear strength: 40 percent improvement in panel shear; 68 percent improvement in in-plane shear; and 140 percent improvement in insert shear
Hot/wet flexural strength: 67 percent improvement
No degradation of bond strength in hot/wet conditions
Weight: 0.77 pounds per square foot
Available in multiple sheet sizes from 48 x 96 inches up to 60 x 144 inches (additional sizes available upon request through our aeroADD™ family)
Capability to produce panels at a thickness tolerance of ± 0.010 inch
Superior flexural strength, stiffness and shear that exceed OEM requirements
Low fray edges
Improved processing during secondary operations such as machining, bonding, insert installation, edge potting and decorative application
Excellent performance in both hot and wet conditions
Eliminates the need for more frequent floorboard replacements in the cabin and the cargo bay