The secondary structure of an aircraft secures all cabin elements to the aircraft structure http://www.dict.cc/englisch-deutsch/hydraulics.htmllike hydraulics, fuel, oxygen, electronics and cabinesystems. This includes seats, coverings, galley elements, and systems for communication, entertainment and air conditioning. Attachments range from small angle brackets to large, complex frameworks that house all systems in the ceiling area. Our specialists
- develop the necessary concepts using the relevant cabin layout
- design the parts
- perform the necessary calculations for the attachment systems
- connect systems to the secondary structure
- provide support for installation in the aircraft
- undertake adjustments during and after production if required.
We place particular emphasis on the many different criteria that attachment systems have to fulfill. One of the most important of these requirements is the secure retention of all loads during flight. These may be subject to forces of up to 9g. Very stable retaining systems are needed to secure galley elements, for example, and these systems place high requirements on the surrounding structure. It is also necessary to consider weight issues and to ensure ease of assembly and maintenance.
As part of our secondary structure services we also deal with holders for a wide variety of conduits carrying many different media such as water, waste water, oxygen and hydraulic power. We also handle cabling issues, a very important area when you consider that an A380 contains around 500 kilometers of cable - that's enough to reach from Munich to Hanover.