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Hexcel to supply advanced composite materials for H160 helicopter

Hexcel Corporation will extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters by supplying composite materials for the new H160 helicopter.

22nd June 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paris

Transport/​Aerospace

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, the manufacturer explains.

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