Posted on: 05 June 2019 by Alexander Preston
TRB Lightweight Structures has collaborated with Safran to create luxury ‘Skyroom suites’ for Singapore Airlines in celebration of the airline’s 70th birthday.
Available on board five new Airbus A380 passenger aircraft, these private suites feature over 100 different phenolic panels manufactured by TRB.
The design of each room was dependent on its position within the aircraft, requiring the production of over 100 different types of complex, press-cured phenolic panels in a narrow timeframe. Every panel also needed to be supplied with a cure graph, and to undergo vigorous quality assurance checks to ensure a high standard finish. Safran assigned a programme manager to work on site alongside the TRB team, and this joint effort ensured the project met all specifications and was delivered in a timely manner.
Following the success of this project, TRB has also been chosen to manufacture over 100 doors as part of an ongoing scheme to fit Skyroom suites to the rest of the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 fleet.