TenCate Advanced Composites has announced a multi-year supply agreement for the SKYe SH09 next generation, multi-purpose helicopter. Marenco Swisshelicopter currently holds over 83 orders on this aircraft.
Building upon last year’s memorandum of understanding, TenCate and Marenco have jointly advanced the teaming relationship to now include TenCate TC250 and now TenCate BT250E-6 epoxy prepreg systems for fuselage and blade fabrication respectively. Both companies have worked closely together as a team to rapidly develop databases and processes to support this innovative helicopter program. In addition, the agreement includes composite surfacing films of TenCate. Marenco Swisshelicopter has selected these advanced composite solutions from TenCate because of their mechanical performance and TenCate’s experience in supporting new emerging programs.
TenCate Advanced Composites will supply Marenco Swisshelicopter globally, from facilities in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Frank Meurs, group director of TenCate Advanced Composites EMEA, states; “We are very happy to be part of Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09 next generation, multi-purpose lightweight single-engine helicopter. Through this multi-year agreement, we reinforce our partnership with Marenco Swisshelicopter in supporting them with the SKYe SH09 ramp up and production.”
Martin Stucki, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marenco Swisshelicopter, responds; “We are very pleased to have TenCate as a global partner at our side, which brings the same innovation spirit combined with the industry expertise, flexibility and responsiveness necessary to make the industrialisation of Marenco Swisshelicopter SKYe SH09 a success.”