17-Jun-2013 Source: Saint-Gobain Aerospace
Saint-Gobain Aerospace today announced it has signed a long-term contract with Bell Helicopter of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply nose radomes for the new Bell 525 Relentless(TM) helicopter program.
The radomes will be manufactured with advanced Norton Armor(TM) materials from Saint-Gobain that provide superior radar transparency and in-flight durability. “Saint-Gobain’s high-transparency radomes provide the clearest window for the weather radar for the Relentless, which provides the maximum range and the best weather image for the pilot during flights that are facing inclement weather,” said Dan Orwig, Sales Manager, Advanced Radome Solutions for Saint-Gobain Aerospace. “We are excited to provide our radome expertise to the advanced technology on the Bell Helicopter Relentless.”
Saint-Gobain Aerospace specializes in the design, manufacture, repair and certification of high-performance aerospace composites and radomes. The Norton Armor(TM) paint system reduces maintenance costs and extends service life and is available for new products and for repairs.
Saint-Gobain Aerospace is part of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, which employs more than 5,000 employees in 16 countries and supplies high-performance plastics including films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings, seals and fluid systems. Paris-based Saint-Gobain is one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world and had sales of $55.5 billion in 2012.
For more information, visit www.radome.com or call (330) 296-9948.
About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.