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Airbus donates parts, kits to Kan. research center

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Wichita State University says aircraft manufacturer Airbus has donated airplane structural parts and kits worth more than $800,000 to the school's National Institute for Aviation Research.

The materials will be used in the institute's research laboratories and training classes.

Researchers will use them to study structural durability and damage tolerance. Instructors will also use the materials in classes on composite fabrication, repair and testing.