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TenCate signs long term supply agreement for all composite turboprop Kestrel K-350

News International-French

5 Jan 2015

TenCate Advanced Composites North America, a global composite materials company for space and aerospace applications, have signed a long term composite materials supply agreement with Kestrel Aircraft, headquartered in Superior (Wisconsin), United States of America.

The all composite turboprop Kestrel K-350 will utilize the latest TC275-1 epoxy prepreg system of TenCate. The TC275-1 system features superior hot/wet strength retention, the ability to cure at either 275°F or 350°F, and can be processed with a free standing post cure for higher temperature performance.

The Kestrel K-350 represents an all-composite single-engine, turboprop aircraft that will carry up to 8 people at high speed over long distances to places that jets simply can’t go. The Kestrel’s sleek, aerodynamic lines and large pressurized cabin are the direct result of advanced composite construction. Composites, with their high strength and design versatility, enable a more elegant, innovative airframe design and more spacious, comfortable interior.

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