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The «cockpit of the future» is being tested

2022 fev 24

To prove the applicability of the technologies developed by INEGI, the project now enters the test phase, in real scale and on the ground, of the representative prototypes.

One of these tests takes place in a cockpit structure, where the team will test the bird impact resistance on carbon panels with added graphene. For now, they anticipate that the solution will have a resistance equivalent to traditional solutions, but that it will allow an 8% reduction in the cockpit´s weight.

At the same time, in the same cockpit structure, acoustic tests are being conducted. The objective is to know the effect of the thermo-acoustic insulation developed, which will cover the internal walls and floor panels. This solution, in turn, should contribute to reducing the noise inside the plane by around 5% and the weight of the structure by 4%.