With rocketing fuel prices and the need to reduce CO2 emissions, aircraft designers are switching to composites to save weight, increase payload capacity and improve fuel efficiency.

GRP (Glassfibre Reinforced Plastics) composites are commonly found in secondary structural parts like cargo liners, floors, seats, and other interior applications where weight savings of up to 20% are achievable.

As well as low weight, fibreglass composites are also distinguished by their excellent fatigue, impact and temperature resistance. Other applications include primary structural parts (tail fins, flaps propellers, air brakes), small plane fuselages, helicopter shells and rotor blades, motor parts.