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Hexcel Wins Big Contract From Airbus

June 9, 2008 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 86, ISSUE 23

The European airplane manufacturer Airbus has awarded U.S.-based Hexcel a contract to supply carbon fiber composite materials for the A350 XWB aircraft. According to Hexcel, the contract is worth between $4 billion and $5 billion through 2025. Hexcel will mainly supply a blend of carbon fiber and epoxy resin made at plants in the U.S., France, Spain, Germany, and the U.K.

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