A world leader in carbon fiber and composite materials for commercial and defense aircraft, helicopters, engines, satellites and launchers, Hexcel is also a specialist in lightweight composite components including engineered core parts, HexMC® components and complete structures. Hexcel has the greatest number of aerospace qualified products of any composite materials manufacturer worldwide.
Why use Hexcel composites?
Hexcel’s composite materials bring great benefits to aircraft design. To save weight, reduce fuel consumption, increase payload, extend flight range, enhance toughness and durability, optimize design, reduce part count, maximise passenger comfort and safety. The improvement in fatigue performance with carbon fiber reinforced prepregs (CFRP) compared to Aluminum is also a major benefit.
More than 50% of the Boeing 787 airframe and the Airbus A350XWB is carbon fiber composite. Hexcel is a major supplier of materials to both programs and was awarded the contract to supply all the primary structure prepreg (with Hexcel carbon fiber) to the A350 XWB program.
Hexcel is a major supplier of composites for primary and secondary structures, aircraft interiors – and a leader in composites for new generation engines. Discover more about the applications for our products using the menu on the left.