Magnesium Elektron alloys combine weight saving and high mechanical strength to provide a versatile material for use in aircraft interior applications leading to improved customer experience, better fuel efficiency and increased range.
Weight reduction initiatives are being driven by higher fuel costs, greater efficiency and reductions in CO2 emissions for environmental reasons. The weight advantage over aluminium is becoming increasingly important. So too the ease with which to produce complex critical structures and reduce cost. Magnesium is an attractive alternative in the field of advanced materials for aircraft systems of today and the future.
Elektron® 43 alloy developed by Magnesium Elektron, passed rigorous tests conducted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fire Test Working Groups, which subsequently lifted long-standing restrictions on the use of magnesium alloys in commercial aircraft interiors. By following the guidelines Elektron 43 alloy is setting the standard for the reintroduction of magnesium into aircraft interiors.