Korean Air joins Airbus’ Wing of Tomorrow program effort
Korean Air Aerospace Division has signed a Cooperation and Research Agreement with Airbus.
On June 19th, the Korean Air division involved in aerospace research and manufacturing, known as the Korean Air Aerospace Division, signed an agreement with Airbus to take part in the Wing of the Future program.
This program is a major international research and development activity aimed at creating revolutionary manufacturing and assembly techniques as well as new technologies and wing architecture to improve aerodynamics and eco-efficiency of Airbus aircraft’s performances.
The Korean manufacturer will collaborate to develop the composites structures for a future A320-family replacement. The deal reinforces Airbus and Korean Air Aerospace Division’s partnership which has already been for decades regarding, among other things, the manufacture and supply of Sharklet wingtip devices including a wingspan extension for the A330neo, not to mention the Sharklet wingtip for the A320 family.