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Aviation History Month

November is Aviation History Month! Did you know that the first commercial flight was flown on February 25, 1914, making a roundtrip from Saint Petersburg to Kiev in 14 hours and 38 minutes? After various technological advancements, aviation has come a long way and flying has become a lot more comfortable for passengers!

What helps make a flight more relaxing? Polyurethane foam is used in the cushioning of airplane seats and throughout the interior of the plane, resulting in a more comfortable environment. Your travel experience is now better, whether you’re a frequent flyer or an occasional traveler.

Improving the comfort of airplane seats is not the only contribution polyurethane has made to the aviation industry. As you settle into your seats on the next flight, look around. Aircraft manufacturers and repair stations use polyurethane to create and refurbish cabin components such as overhead baggage bins, floor panels and lavatory cabinets as well as flight control surfaces and landing gear doors. Polyurethane materials replace heavier alternatives and dramatically reduce the overall weight of the plane, making your flight more fuel efficient.

The next time you have an enjoyable travel experience on an airplane, remember polyurethane made it possible!