Freewing wins aviation award Aircraft company to move to Carroll

September 02, 1993|By Staff Report

Freewing Aircraft Corp., a University of Maryland "incubator" company that has announced plans to move to Carroll County, has been selected by Discover magazine as the aviation and aerospace winner in the 1993 Discover Awards for Technological Innovation.

The company was started and nurtured under a university program that supplies technical and business expertise to small but promising operations.

Discover, is a monthly magazine on science and technology, with a readership of nearly 5 million.

The October issue will profile Freewing along with the first-place winners in six other categories: automotive, computer hardware and electronics, computer software, environment, sight and sound.

A ceremony to recognize the work of Freewing Aircraft Corp. will be held at the University of Maryland College Park campus in mid-September, according to William E. Jenne, administrator of the Carroll County office of economic development. The date has not been announced.

Freewing's move to Carroll is awaiting financing approval from the state Department of Economic and Employment Development.

The Freewing aircraft employs an unusual, free-moving hinged wing intended to reduce stalling, a leading factor in air accidents.

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