JPA deal brings F1 materials technology into the cabin

The world of Formula One technology is set to enter the aircraft interiors sector, following the forming of a relationship between Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and JPA Design, with a focus on lightweight materials. JPA is a design house which has already worked with composites on projects such as the monocoque seat design for Singapore Airlines’ A380s, while WAE operates a technology and engineering services business with materials expertise and is part of the larger Williams group, the motorsport division of which has won 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles.