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Lenis-Aer's technology jets off to Paris show

Aerospace technology for fuel components which was developed in Northern Ireland will be unveiled at a major air show this week.

Award-winning University of Ulster spin-out company Lenis-Aer and a research group at the university came up with the technology designed to make more fuel efficient components.

A prototype of the technology, which was manufactured with Crossen Engineering in Newtownards, will be displayed at the Paris Air Show.

Invest NI offered more than £100,000 to help develop the new technology.

Tracy Meharg, Invest NI managing director of innovation, said: "This collaboration has successfully developed a product with significant commercial potential in a major global sector.

"Using research and development has enabled the individual organisations involved to collectively enhance their world leading capabilities and make a positive contribution to the local economy."

Edel O'Neill, the director of Lenis-Aer, said: "The expertise, skills and knowledge used to develop this technology are unique to Northern Ireland and Invest NI's support has been essential in bringing the concept to fruition so quickly.

"Participating in the Paris Air Show provides an important opportunity to attract potential customers and secure supply chain opportunities with the world's leading aviation firms.

"In the months ahead, we will continue to work with Crossen Engineering to further boost awareness of this new technology and promote its benefits to the aerospace industry."

Lenis-Aer won a best early stage company award last year.