“The growth of high performance composite applications and technologies within Russian aerospace programmes is increasing at a rapid pace, in particular with the new programmes such as Tupolev 204 SM, Sukhoi’s Superjet 100, MS-21," reports Gerard Chekherdemian, Hexcel Sales Director for Asia Pacific and Russia.

"Opening an office in Moscow will provide an even more efficient service to customers in the region.”

Hexcel supplies various composite materials for Russian commercial aerospace programmes, including HexTow® carbon fibre, HexPly® carbon fibre/epoxy prepregs and HexWeb® honeycomb materials, Redux® adhesives, HexForce® reinforcements and engineered core products.

Hexcel will also be exhibiting at the Moscow Air Show, MAKS 2011, taking place in Zukovsky on 16-21 August.