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14th December 2017, Stamford, CT

Third H160 prototype with carbon livery unveiled

Team photo from left to right: Frederic Devenne (Airbus Helicopters), Yvan Arnaudier (Hexcel), Mathieu Bonnafoux (Hexcel), Gerard Chekherdemian (Hexcel) , Jobst Queckboerner (Hexcel), Matthias KOENIG (Airbus Helicopters) / Frederic Bozek (Hexcel) Guillaume Massé (Airbus Helicopters). © Hexcel CorporationHexcel Corporation has announced the unveiling of the third H160 prototype from Airbus Helicopters, featuring a striking carbon-inspired livery. This gesture follows Hexcel’s announcement in June that its reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials had 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 contributes to the lightweight fuel-saving design and performance optimisation.

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