A Seat Rail for Supporting Seats in an Aircraft and a Method of Manufacturing a Seat Rail
A seat rail for supporting seats in an aircraft comprises a support portion for connection with the cabin floor and a seat receiving portion having a groove for receiving the end portions of connector elements coupled with the support frame of a seat. The support portion comprises a profile arrangement of a fibre-reinforced polymer, preferably carbon fibre-reinforced polymer, having a central main portion and flanges which extend outwardly from and perpendicular with respect so said main portion to form a support surface for the seat rail. The main portion comprises a slot open at least at its end remote from the flanges. At least one metal element comprising the groove for receiving the end portions of the connector elements has a leg which is inserted into the slot of the main portion and is secured therein. The seat rail may be manufactured in a continuous process.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 11-11-2014
Publication date: 05-18-2016
Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, DE
Inventor: GILLESSEN ALEXANDER, DE ; VICHNIAKOV ALEXEI, DE
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