BlackWing’s BW600 series lightweight aircraft has carbon fiber fabric wings and fuselage.
BlackWing’s BW600 series lightweight aircraft has carbon fiber fabric wings and fuselage.

BlackWing Sweden, a developer and manufacturer of lightweight aircraft, has won the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016 for an aircraft with carbon fiber fabric wings and fuselage.

BlackWing’s BW600 series lightweight aircraft, available now as microlight, was designed by founder and CEO Niklas Anderberg using TeXtremeSpread Tow carbon fiber fabric. ‘For us to be able to design the aircraft as we have done and to reach the desired weight targets with the outstanding performance we needed, using TeXtreme was the obvious choice of materials, if not the only choice,’ said Anderberg.

The Red Dot Design Award is an international product and communication design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, in Essen, Germany. The jury awards the highest single distinction ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ for groundbreaking design achievements.

This story is reprinted from material from TeXtremewith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.