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The wing of tomorrow


AIRBUS has reached a key milestone in its Wing of Tomorrow research and technology program, completing the assembly of its first full-size wing prototype (pictured).

The overarchin­g ambition of the project is to explore how wing manufactur­ing and industrial­isation can be further enhanced to meet future demand as the travel sector emerges from the pandemic in a more sustainabl­e manner.

Tests include how the use of new composite materials and technologi­es align with new wing architectu­re, with the goal of a high-performing wing just one of several solutions to achieve a lowering of carbon emissions,

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