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Photo. H-160 helicopter’s third prototype has its carbon design livery

Marignane, France - Signature livery a nod to A-350XWB aircraft paint scheme

The third H-160 helicopter prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the A-350XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced composite materials supplied by Airbus’ long term partner, Hexcel. The H-160 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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