Hexcel provides the program’s carbon prepregs
STAMFORD, Connecticut, July 14, 2022 – Hexcel today announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Dassault to supply carbon fiber prepregs for the Falcon 10X program. This is Dassault’s first business jet program to incorporate advanced high-performance carbon fiber composites into the manufacturing of its aircraft wings.
Dassault Aviation selected HexPly® M21EV/IMA, an advanced high-performance composite that has proven over the past 10 years to meet high-performance manufacturing standards. Thanks to Hexcel carbon fiber composites, the wide and fast wing will be designed for maximum strength, reduced weight and minimum drag. The Falcon 10X is expected to enter service in late 2025.
Thierry Merlot, Hexcel President Aerospace Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa & Industrial, said: “I am delighted that Dassault has decided to extend our 40+ year partnership with Hexcel Materials Selection to design and produce its Falcon’s first carbon fiber wing based on advanced Hexcel composite technology. Our strong, durable, and lightweight carbon fiber prepreg helps customers like Dassault push the boundaries and create the future of next-generation aircraft every day.
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Hexcel Corporation is a world leader in advanced lightweight composite technology. We power the future of flight, power generation, transportation and entertainment through excellence by providing innovative, high-performance hardware solutions that are lighter, stronger and more resilient, helping to create a world better for all of us. Our unparalleled broad product line includes carbon fiber, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, resins, engineered cores and composite structures for use in aerospace commercial, space and defense, and industrial applications.
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