In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic ground the air travel industry to a halt as social distancing procedures were enacted to slow the spread of the virus. In recent months, there is reason to be optimistic as airline traffic has increased almost to pre-pandemic levels in certain regions and some airlines are starting to return to profitability. After more than a year of curtailed travel plans and isolation from loved ones, people are eager to get back in the air to resume the activities they were accustomed to enjoying.
Aircraft Manufacturers Will Need To Keep Up with the Rise in Demand
As more passengers take to the skies, airliners will need to ensure they are keeping their equipment and craft up-to-date to ensure a comfortable experience for their customers. This can entail new interior elements such as seating, carpeting, storage and liners. Some airliners are expanding their operations and adding new flights in new places. This may require completely new aircraft to be built.
VELCRO® Brand Products Add Form & Functionality to Aircraft Components
When aircraft must be built and interiors installed, VELCRO® Brand products are a proven solution to create designs that maximize comfort and style. These closures have been used to secure seat covers, carpeting, storage accessories, interior panels, acoustic thermal insulation and wiring.
Without the need for tools, this creates a quick and easy labor process for manufacturers. This also reduces mechanical components that are more likely to break after repetitive use, particularly for cleaning and maintenance. Since they are soft and lightweight textile materials, they can enhance comfort and style for seat designs, creating a more enjoyable experience for passengers.
Velcro Companies Helps Address Supply Chain Issues & Adds Industry Expertise for Aircraft Manufacturers
While some social distancing restrictions have been reduced in 2021, there have still been many complications caused in supply chains. Many overseas shipments take 83% longer due to pandemic shutdowns and lack of workers. This can cause major issues for manufacturers that depend on international suppliers. Velcro Companies is structured to aid in this process. With major manufacturing locations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, VELCRO® Brand products can be delivered quicker, reducing lead times and the complications of shipping overseas.
With decades of experience in the transportation industry, we have a team of dedicated professionals who understand the evolving needs of aircraft manufacturers and can recommend a fastening solution customized to your specifications. Contact us to learn more.
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