With the advancement of cutting edge technologies in aviation, now corporations are aggressively starting to carry out R&D to develop better, reliable, sturdy cabins for the cockpit of the aircraft.
In this regard, Russian aviation corporation ONPP started the project to enhance the quality of the MS 21 aircraft cabin. As per the details, the use of innovative materials will increase the dynamic strength of glazing by one and a half times and reduce its weight by 15% compared to peers. This a by the press service of the Rostec Group of Companies.
Improved strength and weight characteristics will, through the application of the technology developed by ONPP to create a high-strength pentaplex based on monolithic polycarbonate. This type of laminated material consists of two outer sheets of silicate glass, a layer of polycarbonate, and two bonding layers. In the course of previous tests, the pentaplex proved that it was able to withstand the impact of a bird weighing 1.8 kg at a speed of more than 600 km / h.
With the latest technology development and serial production of optical structures are possible. The unique polycarbonate processing technology developed by ONPP eliminates sturdy distortion and significantly improves the strength and weight characteristics of laminated glass. We are confident that this development will be in demand not only for the MS-21 project but also for the replacement of imported products in the aviation, shipbuilding and railway industries, “said Oleg Evtushenko, Executive Director of Rostec State Corporation.
New windows for the MS-21 pilot’s cabin will be equipped with a system of adjustable electric heating, which excludes icing and fogging even under extreme meteorological conditions. Besides, the company will manufacture an alternative version of glazing from silicate glass.
As part of the research and development work, ONPP Technologiya will conduct more than 20 types of tests for new glazing, in particular for strength, bird resistance, tightness, exposure to high and low temperatures, lightning, static electricity, etc. The company plans to begin serial production of new glazing for the MS-21 in 2021.