Airbus delivers first A350 XWB featuring TenCate composite
TenCate Advanced Composites said Qatar Airways which received commercial delivery of the first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, features key thermoplastic composite materials supplied by TenCate.
TenCate Cetex thermoplastic composite materials are used in various components on the A350 XWB, specifically high volume components within the carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) fuselage.
“These thermoplastic composite materials offer weight reduction along with high strength and durability properties,” the producer of advanced composites explained.
TenCate works with leading suppliers within the aerospace industry for structural, semi structural and interior applications on programs across the Airbus Group, like the A350 XWB and A380.
Frank Meurs, group director of TenCate Advanced Composites said, “We are very pleased to be a supplier on the A350 XWB program and congratulate Airbus on the first delivery.”
“It is an aircraft that demonstrates thermoplastic composite materials and their increased use in the future of aviation structures,” he added. (AR)
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