Accession Number : ADP003226

Title :   Lufthansa German Airlines Experience with Cabin and Cockpit Windows of Boeing 707, 727, 737, 747, Douglas DC10 and Airbus A300,

Corporate Author : LUFTHANSA GERMAN AIRLINES FRANKFURT AM MAIN (GERMANY F R) STRUCTURES GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Ewald,K. W.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This paper highlights the experience as related to the various types of windows installed on all types of aircraft operated within Lufthansa, which are 15 B747, 14 DC10, 11 A300, 7 B707, 34 B727, 42 B737. After great improvements during 1970 to 1977 a remarkable deterioration in performance of cabin and cockpit windows is realized. The most important problems encountered are: Crazing, inplane cracking, deformation on acrylic windows, vinyl cracks, arcing, heating system failures, chips, cracks and distorted vision on multilayer windows, mainly glass windows.

Descriptors :   *Windshields, *Acrylic resins, *Glass, Aircraft equipment, Cockpits, Crazing, Deformation, Distortion, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE