Hexcel Corporation says that its long-term supplier contract with Safran has been expanded to supply composites for a broader range of commercial aerospace applications.

Since 2013, Hexcel HexTow IM7 carbon fiber has been supplied for the LEAP-1A, -1B and -1C engine programs, the company said. That contract now has been amended to include HexTow IM7 for the GE9X engine that powers the Boeing 777X. The contract also includes Hexcel core, adhesives, prepregs, and fabrics for additional applications on engine nacelles and aircraft interiors.

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