- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Airbus Americas has donated a $500,000 aircraft wing section to the University of New Hampshire for wind tunnel research.

The 20-foot-long part designed for flight control on the aircraft’s tail will be used to support education and research in the university’s Flow Physics Facility, the largest wind tunnel of its type in the world at 300 feet.

The tunnel helps scientist learn about the aerodynamics of situations such as atmospheric wind over the ocean, the flow of air over a commercial airplane or of sea water over a submarine.

Barry Eccleston, president of Airbus Americas, said the company hopes to help give the students hands-on experience with the new materials used in aerospace.

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