GKN Aerospace is a First Tier supplier to the global aviation industry, working on every major fixed and rotary-wing aerospace platform. A leader in composite and metallic technologies, their business is equally focused on military and civil markets. The company is headquartered in Redditch, UK and their 10,000 employees operate from 31 global centres to meet the demands of customer programs.
As a global aerospace provider (with over 1,000 design engineers delivering exceptional engineering services) GKN Aerospace offers a unique ‘follow-the-sun’ capability: they work with customers to meet their requirements on a 24/7 basis to reduce project timescales.
Substantial investment ensures GKN Aerospace is at the forefront of aerospace technology. Partnering with all major platforms and engine OEMs, GKN Aerospace deliver competitive advantage through advanced design and manufacturing that provides best value and enhanced performance: advantages which retain their position as a world leader in aerostructures, engine products, nacelles and transparencies. Innovative design and production technologies have resulted in the delivery of many ‘firsts’ to the aerospace sector including the first large engine composite fan containment case for the GEnx engine, the first all electric de-icing system for a civil aircraft (the Boeing 787 Dreamliner), and the first primary aircraft structure made of composites (the wing spars for the A400M military lifter).
Strategic investment by GKN Aerospace provides complementary skills sets for customers and access to new markets. For instance, the acquisition of the Airbus Wing Division at Filton enhances GKN Aerospace’s aerostructure expertise with additional wing component manufacturing and assembly capabilities.
All GKN Aerospace products are backed by its comprehensive, agile and responsive aftermarket services. Designed with the needs of OEMs and customers in mind, the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and AOG services provide customers with the agility, skills and speed of service to keep fleets flying.
GKN Aerospace is also a leader in supply chain management. Applying innovative processes they partner with suppliers to define new methods of working, cutting delivery times and minimising defects. GKN Aerospace is committed to delivering excellence across its business and through on-going investment in the development of employees, technologies and customer programs, and is well positioned to sustain the strong growth achieved in recent years. They are mindful of their responsibilities to the communities in which they work and the wider environment; these commitments are captured within their Vision and Values.