Korean Air Aerospace Division signs a Cooperation and Research Agreement with Airbus
The Airbus Wing of Tomorrow program is a major international research and development activity aimed at creating revolutionary new structural and systems architectures for carbon wings in order to improve aerodynamics and overall eco-efficiency of Airbus aircraft performance.
Since 2009, Korean Air Aerospace Division has supplied over 2,800 wingtip structures to Airbus for A320 aircraft, and in 2016, Korean Air Aerospace Division was selected as the supplier for A330neo wingtips with its proven technology and best performance.
This agreement further solidifies the partnership between Korean Air and Airbus, and moving forward, Korean Air Aerospace Division will continue developing advanced technology for high-rate manufacture of composite parts.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 126 cities in 44 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 168 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air’s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline’s main hub is at the Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.
Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which together with its 19 members annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide, on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market in May 2018.
In 2019 Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary. With a vision to be a respected leader in the world airline community, Korean Air is dedicated to providing excellence in flight.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at koreanair.com, facebook.com/KoreanAir, instagram.com/KoreanAirworld/, and Twitter@KoreanAir_KE.