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Airbus H160 Prototype Gets Fresh Coat of Paint

The striking livery is designed as a nod to another Airbus flight-test aircraft.

The third H160 prototype from Airbus.
The third H160 prototype from Airbus.

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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