Crash tender cabin

Solico carried out the structural verification of the composite cabin of this airport crash tender, designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting. In cases of incidents, the firefighters are protected by the incredibly strong but light composite cabin.


The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.

High strength

In general, fiber reinforced plastics outperform metals (e.g. steel and aluminium) in strength.

Freedom of geometry

Double curved shapes are easily produced in composite materials at almost no extra cost. For production of limited series the relatively low moulding costs are an additional benefit.

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