Bombardier wins engineering prize for eco-designed wing

A Belfast team have won a prestigious engineering innovation award for developing a component to minimise an aircraft’s environmental impact.

The Royal Academy of Engineering said its MacRobert Award recognises engineering teams that demonstrate outstanding innovation, societal benefit and commercial success.

The winners, Bombardier, created a resin-infused advanced composite wing that minimises an aircraft’s environmental impact by reducing weight and fuel burn in flight, and waste during manufacture.

The MacRobert Award – in its 50th anniversary year – honours the winning organisation with a gold medal, and the team members with a cash…
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