Ramping Up eVTOL Manufacturing: Archer, Hexcel Partner
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today Archer Aviation Inc. announced that it has entered into a joint letter of intent with lightweight composite technology leader Hexcel. The letter details a proposed relationship between the two companies that would see Hexcel supply Archer with carbon fiber and resin systems known as prepreg, necessary to the production of composite parts for Archer’s production aircraft.
As a leading supplier of carbon fiber, honeycomb, and other composite materials for major programs ranging from aerospace, aviation, space, defense and industrial, Hexcel is the perfect composites partner, providing systems that offer both strength and durability. Hexcel components also cut down on energy consumption and the weight of the aircraft, allowing for higher performance and an increased flight range.
“When selecting a partner, our primary focus was on safety and quality. We were impressed by…