Toray Composites inks supply agreement with Bell Helicopter

Toray Composites (America), Inc. said it has entered into a supply agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company, to supply carbon fiber prepreg materials for Bell Helicopter programs.

Initially, TCA will supply materials for the Bell 525 Relentless program. The Bell 525 Relentless is the world´s first commercial fly-by-wire helicopter and is currently in flight test and certification process at the Bell Helicopter aircraft assembly site in Amarillo, Texas. TCA materials are being utilized in the fuselage and supporting structure.

TCA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., located in Tacoma, Wash., with headquarters in Tokyo. TCA manufactures industry-leading carbon fiber prepreg materials for aerospace, automotive, industrial, and sporting goods applications.