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Airbus Selects Hexcel as Supplier for H160 Helicopter

Airbus Selects Hexcel as Supplier for H160 Helicopter

  • Tuesday, 4th July 2017
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Hexcel will extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters by supplying composite materials for the new H160 helicopter.

Hexcel’s reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials have been selected for the H160’s composite fuselage structures and main rotor blades.

The H160 was designed by Airbus Helicopters to create added value for customers in terms of performance, economic competitiveness, safety and comfort. The use of Hexcel’s composite materials throughout the structure (fuselage, tail boom, tail rotor and main rotor blades) contributes to the lightweight fuel-saving design and performance optimisation.

H160 configurations in development include offshore transportation, business and private aviation, emergency medical services, public services, and commercial passenger transport. The helicopter is planned to enter into service in 2019.

“Hexcel’s composite materials have been used in Airbus Helicopters’ programmes for many years and we are honoured to be continuing our long term relationship, based on innovation and continuous improvement,” comments Thierry Merlot, Hexcel President Aerospace EMEA-AP.


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