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12 December 2017
12. December 2017 Helicopters

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery
H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery    

Signature livery a nod to A350XWB paint scheme

Marignane, France, The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced composite materials supplied by Airbus’ long term partner, Hexcel.

The H160 is the first civil helicopter equipped with a full composite fuselage, the advantages of which include a lighter fuel-saving airframe, performance optimization and simplified maintenance. 

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