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Hexcel and Safran expand scope of existing contract for advanced composite materials on commercial aerospace programs
Monday, 14 December 2020

For more than three decades, Hexcel has been a trusted, leading supplier of high-performance, advanced composites such as carbon fibre, adhesives, prepregs, dry fabrics, and honeycomb core to Safran programs. Since 2013, Hexcel HexTow IM7 carbon fibre has been supplied for the LEAP*-1A, -1B and -1C engine programs. That contract now has been amended to include HexTow IM7 for the GE9X engine that powers the Boeing 777X. The contract also includes Hexcel core, adhesives, prepregs, and fabrics for additional applications on engine nacelles and aircraft interiors.

"It was time to include Safran Cabin, Safran Seats and Safran Aerosystems within our global long-term agreement," said Thierry Viguier, Vice President, Safran Materials Purchasing. "Hexcel has shown again, during this difficult period of time, that they are a strong and reliable long-term partner."

"This contract expansion is the result of a successful, collaborative relationship between Safran and Hexcel that started more than 35 years ago to serve the aerospace industry," said Thierry Merlot, President Aerospace Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa & Industrial. "This agreement will further strengthen the long-term partnership between our companies and reinforces our strategic position within Safran's First Circle suppliers."

* LEAP engines are a product a CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines

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Hexcel Composites Honeycomb Core Composites, Epoxy Resins, Carbon-reinforced Composites, Composite Adhesive, Resins, Prepreg, Composite Sandwich Panels
Safran Aircraft Engines Turbofan Engines, Auxiliary Power Units, Compressors, Engine Parts, Piston Engines
Safran Seats GB (was Zodiac Seats UK) Passenger Seating
Safran Aerosystems Survival Systems, Safety Equipment, Evacuation Systems, Ice Protection/Prevention Equipment, Fuel Tanks & Systems
Safran Cabin (was Zodiac Cabin Interiors) Emergency Lighting Systems, Injection Moulding, Cabin Lighting, Crew Rest Modules, Crew Seating, Aircraft Interiors, Air Conditioning Equipment, Passenger Service Units (PSUs), Storage Bins, Cabin Management Systems, Galleys, Aircraft Interior Furniture, Airborne Waste Removal Systems, Lavatory Equipment, Fire & Smoke Detectors, Evacuation Systems, Automatic Passenger Briefing Equipment, Acoustic Insulation, Slides, Water Systems, Passenger Seating, Oxygen Systems
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Boeing 777
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