GKN Aerospace2009-04-21 07:59:51

GKN Aerospace teams with AJW Aviation to offer new, comprehensive structural component repair service.

See us at MRO USA, booth number 1633

GKN Aerospace has signed a 5-year agreement with AJ W Aviation to become AJW's preferred supplier of composite and metallic structural repairs for their range of R&O customers. Under the agreement, GKN Aerospace will be the first port of call for all composite and metallic structural aircraft repairs. The Company will be responsible for assessing and costing the repair of each item and for completing each repair as agreed with AJW within a 30-day turn around time. GKN Aerospace will also warranty each repair for 12 months.

Jeff Armitage, Vice President and Managing Director Nacelles, GKN Aerospace, comments:
"Under this agreement, our fully EASA and FAA 145 repair facilities at Cowes in the UK will undertake the repair and re-certification of metallic and composite components currently held in stock with AJW. Through the agreement, operators will have direct access to a vast stock of replacement aircraft components, including, but not limited to, flying surfaces, fairings, undercarriage doors and panels. Our repair capabilities, combined with this access to the comprehensive stock holding at AJW, means we will be able to offer an exchange service to operators which will alleviate critical concerns surrounding aircraft down time."

Armitage continues: "This partnership with AJW represents an important development in our strategic drive to grow GKN Aerospace's global MRO operation - which today has annual sales of GBP160m. We have a strong and longstanding relationship with AJW, who also act as global distributor for replacement aircraft windows for our highly successful aircraft transparencies business. This agreement takes that relationship in a new direction, combining our world-leading expertise in metallic and composite manufacture with AJW's expertise as an aircraft spares specialist and MRO service provider, to offer an efficient and highly effective repair service to the global aerospace community."

For more information contact:
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO32 6RA
United Kingdom
Tel:     +44 (0)1983 283649


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