What Is Aircraft Leather?
Helicopter Aircraft Leather
Leather in aircraft is very different to that made for vehicles and upholstery.
Leather made for the aviation industry has to meet strict guide lines laid down by the FAA ( Federal Aviation Administration ) maintaining FAR 25 regulations surrounding leather and its ability to protect passengers.
The leathers made for the aviation industry must meet strict guide lines for fire retardancy and flammability to ensure that smoke density and flame resistance is kept to a minimum.
A great deal of aircraft leather is the finest quality made from top grain leather and made ultra-thin to save weight.
Aircraft Leather Rear Seats
Most aircraft leathers use advanced polymer technology that penetrates deep into the fibre structure providing a stable structure to inhibit the spread of fire.
Aircraft Front Seats
Leather is always very resistant to flames and burning due to it being a natural material, when in contact with flames leather begins to shrink and buckle whereas faux leathers will burn very easily, genuine leather is a much more stable material than fake leathers or faux leathers making it a much more stable material to use in cars, boats, aircraft and for clothing.
Aircraft Cockpit Seats