The European Commission has approved, under EC Treaty State aid rules, a repayable cash advance of £113.7 million (€120.59 million) that the UK plans to give to Short Brothers PLC, a 100% subsidiary of Bombardier, for the development of composite wings for Bombardier's new CSeries aircraft. Bombardier Aerospace is relaunching the CSeries project, which develops a new family of commercial aircraft in the 110- 130 seat range. The new composite wings are key components of this new aircraft, requiring the development of cutting-edge technologies. The proposed aid would have positive effects in terms of knowledge sharing with only a limited impact on competition. The Commission concluded that the aid was compatible with the EU Framework for State aid for Research, Development and Innovation.