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GKN Aerospace
PO Box 55, Ipsley House
Ipsley Church Lane
B98 0TL
[t] +44 (0)1527 517 715
[f] +44 (0)1527 517 700

GKN Aerospace is a global first tier supplier of airframe structures, engine components, transparencies and fuel/flotation systems, with sales of GBP2.2bn in 2013 and a global workforce approaching 12,000. It has a significant participation on all major aircraft programmes today and a broad customer base spanning commercial, military, business aerospace and space markets. The company’s extensive engineering capability and clear focus on targeted innovation has created technological and manufacturing leads in each of its areas of expertise.

Ballistics resistant technologies for military applications
11 August, 2014
GKN Aerospace showcased developments for the military market from its transparencies, emergency flotation and fuel systems businesses at Eurosatory, Paris in June 2014.
Advanced fuel system for UK’s SV programme
19 June, 2014
GKN Aerospace has delivered the first two fuel systems for the UK’s Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme to equip the PMRS (protected mobility reconnaissance and support) infantry carrier variant and the repair variant of the vehicle. The PMRS variant system has also been fitted to the vehicle hull for system integration and to support growth reliability trials.
Materials with ballistics resistance on show at DSEI 2013
05 September, 2013
GKN Aerospace is attending DSEI 2013 with its range of materials for providing protection to fuel systems and window transparencies in military systems
Composite and Metal Structures to be Supplied for the Joint Strike Fighter Project
05 March, 2010
BAE Systems selects GKN Aerospace to supply a range of structures made of composite and metallic materials for use on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft
Environmental Lightweight Fan Production Facility Established
24 February, 2010
GKN is creating a production line for environmental lightweight fan blades for use in aero engines with improved performance and reduced emissions
Anti-spall windshields delivered for P-8A Poseidon
14 January, 2010
The Poseidon military maritime aircraft from Boeing will be fitted with GKN Aerospace windshields with anti-spalling technology to protect cockpit crew during bird strikes
National Composites Centre close to GKN Aerospace facilities
27 November, 2009
GKN and its industry partners are celebrating the Governments plans for a National Composites centre to be established near their facilities in the South of England
GKN Aerospace - Latest newsnew
12 June, 2009
GKN Aerospace engineers drive technologies forward, achieving performance results across aerostructures and aero-engines.
SAMPE award recognises achievements of GKN Aerospace Chief Technologist
19 May, 2009
Phil Grainger, Senior Technical Director and Chief Technologist at GKN Aerospace has been honoured with an award from the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).
GKN Aerospace breaks first ground at its new manufacturing facility in Bristol, UK
07 April, 2009
GKN Aerospace commences work today on the creation of a new state of the art manufacturing facility at Bristol in the UK. This facility will form a key part of GKN Aerospace-Filton as it becomes a global centre of excellence in composite aircraft wing structures.
GKN Aerospace teams with SLCR
25 March, 2009
At a ceremony at JEC Composites, GKN Aerospace and German laser technology specialist SCLR Lasertechnik GmbH (SLCR) will sign an agreement to develop new automated laser technology that will provide improved, lower cost and swifter repair of composite structures.
X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) unveiling.
03 March, 2009
GKN Aerospace deliveries support X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) unveiling.
GKN Aerospace engineers produce prototype A350 XWB composite wing spars
26 February, 2009
GKN Aerospace engineers in Germany and the UK have successfully reached the next stage in the development of the A350 XWB 's advanced composite rear wing spar - with the production, on schedule, of high quality prototype composite spars for Airbus' A350 XWB wing box demonstrator.
GKN Aerospace brings latest transparent armour developments to IDEX, 2009
21 February, 2009
Among the products on display at IDEX, 2009 this month, GKN Aerospace is exhibiting developments in transparent armour which provide critical protection from side blast impact whilst retaining all conventional ballistic protection levels. Early production examples of these systems are now entering service with governments and aid agencies internationally.
GKN Aerospace exhibits for the first time at the Japan Airshow
02 October, 2008
GKN Aerospace exhibits for the first time at the Japan Airshow See us at stand number 2H-20K at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition.
GKN Aerospace offers swift, cost-effective composite repair solution
22 September, 2008
With the growing use of composites within the airframe, swift and efficient repair services are of critical importance.
GKN Aerospace invests in ECM technology to meet market growth.
11 August, 2008
GKN Aerospace is positioning itself to meet future demand for engine components by extending its electrochemical machining (ECM) capability and technology. The Company has a world lead in this through its 2007 acquisition of Teleflex Aerospace Manufacturing Group (TAMG).
GKN Aerospace - Progress on the Integrated Wing composites research programme
07 August, 2008
The GKN Aerospace team in the Company's Composites Research Centre is in the final stages of work on the three year Integrated Wing, Advanced Technology Verification Programme (IW-ATVP) which is trialling multiple new manufacturing processes for composite aircraft wing ribs, skins and spars
GKN - AMI Metals selected as top performer
28 July, 2008
AMI Metals selected as top performer among GKN Aerospace's 1000+ global supplier base.
GKN Aerospace to supply complete engine modules
16 July, 2008
Two strategic developments at GKN Aerospace have been central in bringing the Company's core propulsion systems operation to the position where it can offer aero-engine primes the capability to manufacture and supply complete, assembled jet engine fan, turbine exhaust or compressor case modules.
GKN Aerospace - First Blended Winglet delivered for the Boeing 767-300ER/F
15 July, 2008
GKN Aerospace has now delivered Blended Winglets for the certification flight tests to Aviation Partners Boeing, in support of their launch customer American Airlines' fleet of 767-300ER aircraft.
Joint venture for composite materials in aero engine fan blades
11 June, 2008
GKN Aerospace has established a joint venture with Rolls-Royce to carry out research and development into the use of composite materials in aero engine fan blades.
Rapid Deposition of Composite Materials Increases by a Factor of 40
29 May, 2008
With more of the airframe content manufactured from composite materials and the aero-engines market now looking more closely at the benefits of using composites, GKN Aerospace is developing and evolving automated processes to allow complex structures, whether flat or curved, for airframe or engine, to be produced swiftly, to a consistent standard, and cost effectively.
GKN Aerospace - Composite Aircraft Wing research gets underway
21 May, 2008
GKN Aerospace teams at the Company's Composites Research Centre, Cowes, UK and at the Ice Protection Facility in Luton, UK, have commenced work on the three year 'Next Generation Composite Wing' (NGCW) research programme aimed at revolutionizing technologies that will improve future wing design and manufacturing processes in the UK
Future Lynx Assembly Commences on Schedule.
21 May, 2008
GKN Aerospace has commenced assembly of the AgustaWestland Future Lynx Airframe at the Company's Yeovil, UK facility.
GKN Aerospace - OneAero Top Shop Award
01 May, 2008
GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics, Aviation Repair in El Cajon, CA, has received a OneAero Top Shop Award in the category of 'Engine Overhaul & Repair'. This award recognises that the Company is providing the aviation industry with 'superior customer support, exceptional turn-around-times and competitive repair pricing'.
GKN Aerospace gains $400m follow on order for the C-130J nacelle.
01 May, 2008
GKN Aerospace has gained a further follow on contract from Lockheed Martin to supply the integrated nacelle for the C-130J aircraft. This $400m, 5 year contract brings the total value of GKN Aerospace work on the C-103J to over $800m, and takes the Company's contribution to the programme into its 20th year.
GKN Aerospace - ecologically improved single-skin crashworthy material for aircraft fuel bladders
23 February, 2008
As part of an initiative to reduce and remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from fuel tank manufacturing processes, engineers and scientists at GKN Aerospace in Portsmouth, UK, have developed the first single-skin flexible fuel bladder material that is able to offer crash resistance and puncture tolerance. The Company will launch this new development at Heli-Expo in Houston, Tx, this month with a display of the material on the Company's stand.
GKN Aerospace - and highly efficient helicopter Emergency Flotation System (EFS).
23 February, 2008
GKN Aerospace has adapted technology employed in European Space Agency programmes and proven in the extreme environment of rocket propulsion, and re-applied it to create a completely new and highly efficient helicopter Emergency Flotation System (EFS).
GKN Aerospace - CAAC certification renewed
17 February, 2008
GKN Aerospace CAAC certification renewed. Engine support operation will grow to meet demand.
GKN Aerospace - growth in transparencies activity in Asia.
17 February, 2008
GKN Aerospace will exhibit at the Singapore Airshow just as an agreement is completed for distribution partner A J Walter Aviation Singapore (AJWS) to stock a full inventory of GKN Aerospace's market-leading CrystalVue IIT passenger windows and flight deck windows at their Changi facility.
GKN Aerospace delivers first winglet for the Boeing 737-300/500
07 February, 2008
GKN Aerospace has delivered the first blended winglet for the Boeing 737-300/500, well ahead of scheduled delivery dates in the first quarter of this year. The agreement, with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) was finalised in April 2007.
GKN Aerospace - Transparent Armor Technologies
07 October, 2007
GKN Aerospace will exhibit at AUSA this month - displaying its industry-leading transparent armor technologies, which provide high levels of ballistic and artillery fragment protection.
GKN Aerospace - Latest Transparent Armour Technologies
11 September, 2007
GKN Aerospace will exhibit at DSEI for the first time this month - promoting its latest transparent armour technologies which provide the highest levels of ballistic and artillery fragment protection.
GKN - Merlin On-board Maintenance Platform for Type 45 Destroyer
11 September, 2007
GKN Aerospace delivers the first Merlin On-board Maintenance Platform for the RN Type 45 Destroyer
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