GKN Aerospace2008-04-29 09:01:44

GKN Aerospace wins Customer Support Award for engine overhaul and repair.

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".

These awards are made to companies that are nominated by their peers - professionals drawn from across the global industry. OneAero began soliciting nominations for these awards late in 2007 when over 8000 industry professionals were invited to participate by providing names of repair facilities that they felt offered excellent customers service, quality repair workmanship, turn-times, and competitive pricing structures.

"This is very valuable recognition of the commitment and dedication of the team at El Cajon who have achieved real business growth over the past two to three years as a result of the excellence of the service they offer." comments Steve Pearl, Vice President and General Manager, Aviation Repair, GKN Aerospace. "Across the aftermarket operation of GKN Aerospace as a whole, which covers our engines, aerostructures and transparencies businesses, the Company has set a goal to significantly grow our business to serve the increasing demand and needs of aircraft operators. The Chem-tronics operation is a key element in meeting those growth objectives and is one of a number of initiatives underway across GKN Aerospace, such as the recently announced opening of a dedicated MRO facility in the UK."

Justin Spalding, President of OneAero comments: "We present this award to those companies who lead by example, in going the extra mile to improve efficiencies within the maintenance sector of our industry. The companies chosen for this award were selected by their peers, which is one of the greatest compliments one can receive."

This is the first time OneAero has presented these Top Shop Awards, which are being presented to fifteen repair centres from around the world for their role in providing the aviation industry with "superior customer support, exceptional turn-around-times and competitive repair pricing."

GKN Aerospace is the aerospace operation of GKN plc (LSE:GKN), one of the world's largest engineering companies. GKN Aerospace serves a global customer base with some 7500 personnel operating in North and South America, Australia, the Asia Pacific and Europe and offering 24 hour 'follow the sun' engineering. With sales of ?1bn ($2bn), the business is focused around three major product areas - aerostructures, propulsion systems and transparencies, plus a number of specialist product areas - electro-thermal ice protection, fuel and flotation systems, and bullet resistant glass. The business is equally split along military and civil lines with participation on all major aircraft programmes today exceeding $1m per ship set. GKN Aerospace is a major supplier of complex composite structures; offers one of the most comprehensive capabilities in high performance metallics processing and is the world leading supplier of cockpit transparencies and passenger cabin windows.

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