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Porcher Industries to showcase carbon/PEEK helicopter rotor hub at JEC World 2017

Porcher Industries has partnered with Airbus Helicopters to develop a new carbon/PEEK reinforced solution for optimised weight-saving and damage tolerance.

7th March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Badinières

Transport/​Aerospace

The H160 is the first civil helicopter with a composite structure, according to Porcher Industries. © A. Pecchi – Airbus Helicopters Porcher Industries and Airbus Helicopters will showcase their new cutting-edge H160 composite helicopter’s rotor hub at the upcoming JEC World trade fair, which takes place in Paris, France, next week.

The H160 is the first civil helicopter with a composite structure making it an aircraft that is lighter, more robust, more resistant to corrosion and fatigue, and with significantly reduced maintenance needs, according to the manufacturer.

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