GKN Aerospace

Untitled Document GKN Aerospace is one of the world’s largest independent first tier suppliers to the global aviation industry. With over 100 years aerospace experience, we harness our expertise and technological skills to design and manufacture complex, high-performance, high-value metallic and composite assemblies for airframes and aero-engines - as well as glass, acrylic and polycarbonate transparency systems and elastomeric products.

Since 2005 our annual sales have more than doubled to £2.1bn through strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today we employ approaching 12,000 people in 32 facilities across 3 continents and in all our areas of business we are a market-leading supplier. Substantial investment in strategically directed technological research and development maintains our market positions, delivering real and practical benefits to our customers. Partnering with the world’s major airframers and engine OEMs, we deliver real competitive advantage - along with best value and performance.

As a major, independent design and build partner for composite aircraft structures, GKN Aerospace is advancing production techniques and defining new applications for composites, focused on meeting advancing aerostructure and engine requirements. Our methodologies deliver high quality composite components to rigorous and consistent standards, while reducing time and cost in the manufacturing cycle.

The continuing use of advanced metallics remains at the heart of future airframe and aero-engine design and our metallics expertise is contributing to all the latest aero-engine programmes. The company is also investigating new materials and processes that could revolutionise metallic structure manufacture and advance the evolving requirement for hybrid structures. Our range of technologies and capabilities today includes state-of-the-art machining of advanced, ultra-hard materials and fabrication and forming processes that transform metals into complex shapes and structures. All our developments are focused on delivering engine and airframe structures to exacting specifications that will bring improved performance at lower weight and cost.

In military and civil transparency systems we have collaborative relationships with all major aircraft OEM’s and many commercial and military aircraft operators. Our advanced transparent coatings and aerospace grade acrylic materials are among the keys to our strong market position along with our expertise in high strength, lightweight glass technologies. We offer a full design, analysis, test and certification service across military canopies, cockpit windows and passenger cabin windows.

GKN Aerospace has also developed a range of niche market capabilities that extend the functionality of our products: Advanced coatings extend the life of structures and dramatically reduce maintenance; Ice protection systems combine this coatings expertise with our composites manufacturing capabilities. In these ice protection systems our metallic Spraymat™ coating, is applied to the composite structure to create a “smart structure”. Adding a control system then provides highly effective and controllable electro-thermal ice protection; Elastomeric products provide market leading, lightweight, high performance protection for aerospace and defence customers. Products include self-sealing, crashworthy and explosion suppressant fuel tanks, emergency flotation systems, sea trays, fuel handling systems and silicone seals.

Our entire product range is backed by a complete aftermarket service. We work in partnership and collaboration with OEMs, MRO providers and global stockists delivering support through a network of worldwide ‘one-stop-shop’ centres. These repair stations are fully FAA/EASA certified and provide comprehensive logistics, engineering, technical publications and PMA support.

GKN Aerospace is a leading innovator the aerospace and defence sector, committed to working in partnership with airframe and engine primes to provide the most effective solutions to market requirements today and in the future.


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February 2014

GKN Aerospace 12th February 2014

GKN Aerospace-led project automates assembly of aircraft wing structures STeM development project aims to achieve 30% reduction in assembly times [more]

September 2013

GKN Aerospace 5th September 2013

Ballistics resistant technologies the focus for GKN Aerospace at DSEI, 2013 GKN Aerospace will showcase developments for the military market from [more]

March 2013

GKN Aerospace 26th March 2013

GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks Upgrade improves survivability, increases ballistic protection GKN Aerospace has been contracted[more]

March 2010

GKN Aerospace 4th March 2010

GKN Aerospace selected for further composite and metallic work packages worth USD 200m on the Joint Strike Fighter. GKN Aerospace has been selecte[more]

February 2010

GKN Aerospace 23rd February 2010

GKN Aerospace creates state of the art pre-production facility New £14.8 million facility will progress next generation fan blade production. [more]

GKN Aerospace 22nd February 2010

GKN Aerospace gains USD100m contract for Bombardier CSeries aircraft winglet. In a contract which could be worth more than USD100m, GKN Aerospace h[more]

January 2010

GKN Aerospace 13th January 2010

GKN Aerospace delivers first windshields with advanced anti-spall shield for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon GKN Aerospace has delivered the first windshi[more]

November 2009

GKN Aerospace 26th November 2009

GKN Aerospace celebrates UK Government's announcement of new National Composites Centre GKN Aerospace joined tier one industry partners Vestas, Air[more]

October 2009

GKN Aerospace 14th October 2009

GKN Aerospace purchases first industrial microwave curing oven - and continues promising research into the use of microwaves in composites manufacture[more]

September 2009

GKN Aerospace 4th September 2009

GKN Aerospace introduced its side blast protection technology At DSEI last month GKN Aerospace exhibited recent developments in transparent armour [more]

GKN Aerospace 4th September 2009

GKN Aerospace gains first development contract for 'smart shaded' bullet resistant windows - from the US Department of Defense. GKN Aerospace has b[more]

June 2009

GKN Aerospace 13th June 2009

GKN Aerospace selects Brotje to provide state of the art automated assembly equipment for A350XWB wing structures. Come and see GKN Aerospace at th[more]

GKN Aerospace 12th June 2009

GKN Aerospace engineers drive technologies forward, achieving performance results across aerostructures and aero-engines. Come and see GKN Aerospac[more]

May 2009

GKN Aerospace 18th May 2009

SAMPE award recognises achievements of GKN Aerospace Chief Technologist Visit GKN Aerospace at SAMPE ‘09, Booth number 917 Phil Grainger, [more]

April 2009

GKN Aerospace 21st April 2009

GKN Aerospace teams with AJW Aviation to offer new, comprehensive structural component repair service. See us at MRO USA, booth number 1633 GKN[more]

GKN Aerospace 7th April 2009

GKN Aerospace breaks first ground at its new manufacturing facility in Bristol, UK GKN Aerospace commences work today on the creation of a new stat[more]

March 2009

GKN Aerospace 24th March 2009

GKN Aerospace teams with SLCR to develop automated laser repair for composite structures – potential 60% cost reduction At a ceremony at JEC[more]

GKN Aerospace 3rd March 2009

GKN Aerospace deliveries support X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) unveiling Northrop Grumman unveiled its X-47B for the Navy’s Unman[more]

February 2009

GKN Aerospace 23rd February 2009

GKN Aerospace engineers produce prototype A350 XWB composite wing spars - continuing the Company's pioneering work in all-composite spars for large ai[more]

GKN Aerospace 21st February 2009

GKN Aerospace brings latest transparent armour developments to IDEX, 2009 Visit us at IDEX 2009 Abu Dhabi, UAE 22-29 Feb Hall 6, UK Pavilion, Stand[more]

GKN Aerospace 13th February 2009

GKN Aerospace gains USD10m contract to supply the complete nacelle for the Bombardier 415 and CL-215T aircraft GKN Aerospace has been contracted by[more]

January 2009

GKN Aerospace 12th January 2009

50th full set of composite wing flap components delivered for the A330/340 - in first production year of $72m contract. GKN Aerospace has delivered[more]

GKN Aerospace 5th January 2009

GKN Aerospace commences operations at Filton, UK Following European Regulatory approval GKN Aerospace announces it will take ownership and operatio[more]

November 2008

GKN Aerospace 14th November 2008

GKN Aerospace delivers first state-of-the-art Future Lynx airframe on schedule. GKN Aerospace delivered the first complete, state-of-the-art, Futur[more]

October 2008

GKN Aerospace 20th October 2008

GKN Aerospace team commits to 50% reduction in urgent part lead times and increases range of capabilities Working closely with AgustaWestland, GKN [more]

GKN Aerospace 7th October 2008

GKN Aerospace exhibits new side blast protection at Security Essen, 2008. See us on booth 6.0/216 at Security Essen, 7 - 10 October Among the pr[more]

GKN Aerospace 6th October 2008

GKN Aerospace develops new one piece acoustic liner -reduces engine noise by up to 4dB See us on booth 2859 at NBAA, 6 - 8th October, 2008. Te[more]

GKN Aerospace 1st 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[more]

September 2008

GKN Aerospace 22nd September 2008

GKN Aerospace offers swift, cost-effective composite repair solution. With the growing use of composites within the airframe, swift and efficient r[more]

July 2008

GKN Aerospace 21st July 2008

AMI Metals selected as top performer among GKN Aerospace's 1000+ global supplier base. At a breakfast reception at Farnborough International on We[more]

GKN Aerospace 22nd July 2008

GKN Aerospace wins USD750m contract with Honeywell for engine nacelles GKN Aerospace has won a lifetime contract expected to be worth over USD750m [more]

GKN Aerospace 15th July 2008

Negotiations between Airbus and GKN for the sale of the Filton Operations continue to make good progress. Associated A350XWB package negotiations a[more]

GKN Aerospace 14th July 2008

First Blended Winglet delivered for the Boeing 767-300ER/F First Blended Winglet delivered for the Boeing 767-300ER/F GKN Aerospace has now deliver[more]

GKN Aerospace 14th July 2008

Mexico's Local, State and Federal government present an appreciation award to GKN Aerospace at Farnborough Air show Employment at GKN Aerospace, Me[more]

GKN Aerospace 14th July 2008

Alabama State thanks GKN Aerospace. Tallassee Alabama facility and workforce grow by 50% in 2 years to support expanding aerospace market. In [more]

GKN Aerospace 14th July 2008

Progress on the Integrated Wing composites research programme The GKN Aerospace team in the Company's Composites Research Centre is in the final s[more]

GKN Aerospace 13th July 2008

Progress on the Integrated Wing composites research programme The GKN Aerospace team in the Company's Composites Research Centre is in the final s[more]

GKN Aerospace 13th July 2008

GKN Aerospace team develops new process to create complex curved structures in titanium GKN Aerospace - Santa Ana, is now delivering the first pro[more]

GKN Aerospace 13th July 2008

GKN Aerospace to supply complete engine modules Two strategic developments at GKN Aerospace have been central in bringing the Company's core propu[more]

GKN Aerospace 13th July 2008

GKN Aerospace 2007/8 business wins exceed USD2.5bn - All 2007 growth targets met or exceeded. In the 18 months since the beginning of 2007 GKN Ae[more]

GKN Aerospace 13th July 2008

GKN Aerospace invests in ECM technology to meet market growth. GKN Aerospace is positioning itself to meet future demand for engine components by e[more]

May 2008

GKN Aerospace 28th May 2008

Rolls-Royce and GKN Aerospace announce composite material joint venture GKN Aerospace announced today that it has established a joint venture compa[more]

GKN Aerospace 21st May 2008

Future Lynx Assembly Commences on Schedule. On schedule this month, GKN Aerospace has commenced assembly of the AgustaWestland Future Lynx Airfram[more]

GKN Aerospace 20th May 2008

GKN Aerospace develops techniques for rapid deposition of composite materials GKN Aerospace develops techniques for rapid deposition of composite m[more]

GKN Aerospace 14th May 2008

Composite Aircraft Wing research gets underway at GKN Aerospace. GKN Aerospace teams at the Company's Composites Research Centre, Cowes, UK and at [more]

April 2008

GKN Aerospace 29th April 2008

GKN Aerospace gains $400m follow on order for the C-130J nacelle. GKN Aerospace has gained a further follow on contract from Lockheed Martin to[more]

GKN Aerospace 29th April 2008

GKN Aerospace wins Customer Support Award for engine overhaul and repair. GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics, Aviation Repair in El Cajon, CA, has receiv[more]

GKN Aerospace 13th April 2008

GKN Aerospace creates new, dedicated, metallic and composite repair facility. See us at MRO USA, 15th - 17th April, 2008. Booth number 2517. [more]

February 2008

GKN Aerospace 22nd February 2008

GKN Aerospace launches new, ecologically improved single-skin crashworthy material for aircraft fuel bladders. As part of an initiative to reduce a[more]

GKN Aerospace 22nd February 2008

Launched at Heli-Expo - new Emergency Flotation System (EFS) from GKN Aerospace offers 50% volume saving, 25% weight reduction. See us at Heli Expo[more]

GKN Aerospace 15th February 2008

GKN Aerospace extends distribution network to handle growth in transparencies activity in Asia. Visit us on Stand K82, Singapore Airshow , 19th - 2[more]

GKN Aerospace 15th February 2008

GKN Aerospace CAAC certification renewed. Engine support operation will grow to meet demand. Visit us on Stand K82, Singapore Airshow , 19th - 24t[more]

GKN Aerospace 6th February 2008

Northrop Grumman Taps Long Island Company to Begin Production of First F/A-18F Super Hornet for Royal Australian Air Force Northrop Grumman Corpora[more]

GKN Aerospace 5th February 2008

GKN Aerospace delivers first winglet for the Boeing 737-300/500 GKN Aerospace has delivered the first blended winglet for the Boeing 737-300/500, [more]

December 2007

GKN Aerospace 10th December 2007

GKN Aerospace and Sikorsky Aircraft complete the development of an advanced all-composite tailcone for the BLACK HAWK Helicopter GKN Aerospace, tea[more]

November 2007

GKN Aerospace 6th November 2007

New support agreement with AJW Aviation now in operation. GKN Aerospace has now successfully completed placing stock of its market leading Crystal[more]

GKN Aerospace 6th November 2007

GKN Aerospace gains 3 year repair contract for Delta Air Lines radomes GKN Aerospace has gained a 3 year repair and overhaul contract from Prime A[more]

GKN Aerospace 6th November 2007

GKN Aerospace Engine Fan Blade Repair Operation Grows to 50,000 Blades per Year. . . Appoints new General Manager, Expands service GKN Aerospac[more]

GKN Aerospace 6th November 2007

GKN Aerospace now approved for manufacture of replacement windshields for Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation aircraft. GKN Aerospace has recei[more]

September 2007

GKN Aerospace 20th September 2007

GKN Aerospace gains business across its composites and metallics operations on major biz jet programmes. See us at NBAA, Stand number 4918 Rec[more]

GKN Aerospace 20th September 2007

Latest transparencies contracts progress with Embraer and Bombardier. See us at NBAA, stand number 4918. In its global transparency systems ope[more]

GKN Aerospace 20th September 2007

GKN Aerospace focuses on growing aero-engines activity in the business aviation sector See us at NBAA, Booth number 4918 GKN Aerospace has [more]

GKN Aerospace 11th September 2007

GKN Aerospace delivers the first Merlin On-board Maintenance Platform for the RN Type 45 Destroyer GKN Aerospace has recently delivered the first M[more]

GKN Aerospace 11th September 2007

GKN Aerospace brings the latest in transparent armour to DSEI. GKN Aerospace will exhibit at DSEI for the first time this month - promoting its [more]

April 2007

GKN Aerospace 29th April 2007

GKN Aerospace to develop and build Blended Winglets for Boeing 767-300ER and 737-300/500 GKN Aerospace to develop and build Blended Winglets for Bo[more]

GKN Aerospace 4th April 2007

GKN acquisition of US aerospace group increases civil sector exposure and extends aero engine capability GKN plc of the UK today announces that it [more]

March 2007

GKN Aerospace 19th March 2007

GKN Aerospace to become key supplier to HondaJet Honda Aircraft Company advances toward production of HondaJet. Three North American aviation co[more]

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GKN Aerospace

Ferry Rd
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO32 6RA
United Kingdom

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