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"Altair has also taken biomimicry into the aerospace sector. In one example the company worked with Airbus to remove about 1100 pounds from the A380's rib–wing package, a weight reduction of nearly 40 percent." - Popular Mechanics

Altair rotates rapidly, with a velocity at the equator of approximately 286 km/s. [nb 2] [6] This is a significant fraction of the star's estimated breakup speed of 400 km/s. [9] A study with the Palomar Testbed Interferometer revealed that Altair is not spherical, but is flattened at the poles due to its high rate of rotation. [17] Other interferometric studies with multiple telescopes, operating in the infrared , have imaged and confirmed this phenomenon. [6]