January 16, 2013
GKN Aerospace delivers first winglet set for Bombardier CSeries aircraft
GKN Aerospace has delivered the first production aircraft set of winglets to Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast for the new Bombardier CSeries aircraft that will serve the 100– to 149-seat market segment. Delivery of the composite winglets has followed a three-year design, test and initial manufacturing programme which has minimised winglet weight and complexity and maximised aircraft fuel efficiency through improved design and state-of-the-art manufacture and assembly. The CSeries aircraft is scheduled to enter into service in 2014.