Plastics can be used in a wide range of areas in the aerospace industry such as cabins, decks, cockpits, fuselage, blades, airframes, and wings. They are lightweight compared to metals such as steel and aluminum, and provide high performance in terms of mechanical properties (strength, stiffness, and toughness). Plastics used in the aerospace industry also provide high heat and flame resistance. The different classes of aircraft in which plastics are used are commercial, military, and rotary. The plastics that are commonly used in aircraft are polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polyimide, polyamide-imide, polytetrafluoroethylene, polychlorotrifluoroethylene.
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Keywords: Plastics, aerospace, cabins, decks, cockpits, fuselage, blades, airframes, wings, steel, aluminum, polyetheretherketone, polyimide, polyamide-imide, polytetrafluoroethylene, polychlorotrifluoroethylene