GKN delivers winglet set to Bombardier for new CSeries aircraft

GKN Aerospace, a supplier of engine products to the global aviation industry, has delivered the first production aircraft set of winglets to Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast for the new Bombardier CSeries aircraft.

Delivery of the composite winglets has followed a three-year design, test and initial manufacturing program. The CSeries aircraft is scheduled to enter into service in 2014. The winglets will make a contribution to the CSeries aircraft's targets in relation to fuel burn, emissions, range and performance, the company said.

Phil Swash, CEO - Europe & Special Products Group, GKN Aerospace, commented: "The design and development of this winglet has involved the full expertise of our team. We are commencing now on a production program that will continue beyond the end of the first quarter of this century."