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Bombardier wings will win the highest engineering award


A220, formerly known as CSeriesImage rights

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The A220, a former CSeries, has a carbon fiber component of about 10% lighter than a metal equivalent

The team of aerospace designers based on Belfast won the highest engineering award for its work on an environmentally friendly jet wing.

The Bombardier team received the MacRobert Award from the Royal Academy of Engineers for the progressive wing composition of the aircraft.

The wing supports the company's A220 plane and is the first commercial wing of its type.

The Princess Royal presented the team with a gold medal and £ 50,000.

Impact on the environment

The wing minimizes the environmental impact of the environment by reducing weight and fuel combustion in flight, as well as waste during production.

Compared to the usual metal wing, the Carbon Wing Bombardier is about 10% lighter.

The chairman of the jury, Dr. Dam Sue Yon, reflected the difficulties encountered by Bombardier in Northern Ireland in recent years:

"Combined wing Bombardier reflects how the benefits of aviation technology benefit both society and the environment."

"During the uncertainty of the engineering community in Belfast, we hope that this award will help them to achieve the recognition that they deserve throughout the world."

"Front edge"

Michael Ryan of Bombardier said the company was pleased to win the award: "It's a fantastic recognition of our highly skilled workforce that has created a unique, newest technology for the production of composite wings in Belfast flying commercial airplanes around the world.

The MacRobert Prize was first introduced 50 years ago to teams that developed the Rolls Royce engine, which controlled the Harrier Jump jet and the Severn Bridge.

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