Vision Systems’ jettisonable helicopter windows for Airbus Helicopters’ H160 at Paris Air Show

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Vision Systems has collaborated in the development of the H160 that Airbus Helicopters presented for the first time in Europe at the Paris Air Show (June 15-21) in France.

The H160 is Airbus Helicopters’ new generation 5.5 to 6-ton twin-engine helicopter which incorporates innovative technologies and is tailored for a wide range of applications, including oil and gas operations, emergency medical services, public services, business and private aviation.

Vision Systems has been selected to manufacture six jettisonable windows per helicopter, comprising six different composite frames with complex geometries. The windows made of PMMA are tinted and bonded on thermo-compressed carbon frames. Vision Systems’ composite business unit will develop the composite frames in partnership with Compose, an integrator of complete turnkey solutions for plastic and composite parts. The project includes emergency mechanical unlocking systems, door seals, and bad weather windows.

“This project is very strategic for our composite business since it makes our company take a big step forward in the expansion of our composite product offer and will need further major investments in our new production plant.” stated Carl Putman, CEO, Vision Systems.

Vision Systems offers complete functional systems with breakthrough features that are easy to install and to maintain.

June 29, 2015

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria, Railway Interiors International and Winter Sports Technology International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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