Gillfab® 5142


Gillfab® 5142 is an aircraft grade sandwich panel made from aluminum alloy facings bonded to end grain balsa wood core.


The panel is designed for use as cargo flooring in containerized areas.


  • Economical option of high performance aircraft flooring
  • Service temperature: -50°F to 160°F (-46°C to 71°C)


Thickness, inch (mm)0.390 (9.91)
Facing, face/back, inch (mm)0.016/0.011 (0.406/0.279)
Length, inch (mm)Typical 96 (2,438), Maximum 144 (3,658)
Width, inch (mm)Typical 48 (1,219), Maximum 48 (1,219)
HoneycombMedium-density end grain balsa wood core


Adhesive: Epoxy

Core: Balsa wood core

Facings: Etched Al Clad 7075-T6 aluminum


  • McDonnell Douglas Drawing S4929905
  • FAR 25.853 – fire resistance

Alternative Gill Products

TGC Product No.Difference
Gillfab® 5040The panel offers different selections of aluminum skin types and is bonded to heavy density end grain balsa withelastomer adhesive.

Performance Properties, Typical

The following tests are run in accordance with MIL STD 401B and ASTM standard method.

TGC Part Number5142
Panel Weight, psf (kg/m2)0.63 (3.08)
Panel Thickness, inch (mm)0.390 (10.2)
Skin Thickness, face/back, inch (mm)0.016/0.010 0.406/0.279)
Climbing Drum Peel, in-lbs/3″ width (N-m/76mm width)49 (5.54)
Climbing Drum Peel after humidity conditioned, in-lbs/3″ width (N-m/76mm width)49 (5.54)

Figures shown reflect typical values and should not be used as designspecifications.

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