STAMFORD, Conn., July 2, 2020 – Hexcel congratulates Airbus Helicopters for receiving certification granted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the medium twin H160 helicopter.
Since June 2017 when Hexcel was selected to collaborate on the H160 prototype from Airbus Helicopters, the two companies have worked together to create added value for customers in performance, economic competitiveness, safety, and comfort. Hexcel’s reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives, and honeycomb materials for the lightweight fuel-saving design and performance optimization have helped achieve this.
“It has been a fantastic journey working with Airbus on this innovative project,” said Thierry Merlot, President, Aerospace – Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa & Industrial. “A lot of hard work by all team members involved has led to phenomenal success. We congratulate them and look forward to our continued partnership with Airbus Helicopters and the H160 program.”
The H160 certification is a fitting achievement to the 40-year partnership between Hexcel and Airbus Helicopters.
Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications.
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