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Hexcel’s composites take to the sky on the Boeing 787 maiden flight

Published on 2009-12-31. Author : SpecialChem

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Hexcel Corporation congratulates Boeing on the first flight of the 787-8 commercial transport in Everett, Washington. Hexcel's composite materials are used extensively on the airplane to deliver superior strength, stiffness and weight-savings.

The Boeing 787 is the first commercial transport aircraft designed with advanced composite materials for the wing, fuselage and empennage primary structure. Hexcel's carbon fiber, structural prepregs, reinforcing fabrics, honeycomb core, and engineered parts are used in many applications throughout the 787, particularly in the plane's secondary structures, interiors, engines and nacelles. Hexcel estimates revenue on the 787 to be between $1.3 and $1.6 million per airplane - depending on the engine selection.

Hexcel is proud to be flying on the Boeing 787 as it heralds a new age of commercial transport aircraft.

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibers, reinforcements for composites, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, used in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications.

Source: Hexcel Corporation


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