Our Differentiators

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Unique position

For decades, GKN Aerospace technologies have inspired and industrialized the aerospace industry, combining engineering excellence and technology leadership. Today we are truly global, with 16,000 employees in 32 manufacturing locations in 12 countries around the world. All major aircraft and engine manufacturers rely on our advanced technologies. Our aerostructures, engine systems and special products improve the performance of more than 100,000 flights every day.

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Aerospace Industry Leadership

World-class aerospace Engines and Structures divisions

Long-term customer partnerships and embedded platform positions on all the world’s high-volume aircraft. GKN Aerospace's technology is present on 90% of today's aircraft and involved in 100,000 flights per day. Our unrivaled products, systems, and services are integral to commercial and defence aircraft ranging from helicopters, business jets, passenger planes and advanced air mobility vehicles to state-of-the-art fighter aircraft.

Innovative technology and R&D

We are at the forefront of aerospace trends and technology, enabling our customers to build and operate smart innovative sustainable and affordable aircraft and engines with our advanced solutions

Spearheading lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, hydrogen, smart engine systems, electrification and transparencies, we reduce aircraft emissions and weight. Beyond current market needs, we anticipate environmental and technological trends, enabling us to introduce cutting-edge solutions ahead of competitors. Our global R&D network fosters international collaboration among diverse teams, including experts from universities, suppliers, and customers, ensuring rapid development and deployment of new technologies.

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    Sustainability strategy and commitments

    Committed to achieving Net Zero, supported by ethical and transparent governance practice

    Our approach to sustainability can be summed up in one phrase: doing the right thing – by our people, our planet, and our technology. This means acting in a safe, ethical and sustainable manner in everything we do. We're an industry leader in the development of sustainable technology to enable emission-free flight and we're committed to reducing the environmental impact. Science based targets will play a key role in accelerating our greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts.

    Global Footprint

    An international workforce of 16,000 employees across the globe

    Our global network spanning 32 connected sites across 12 countries. ensures that we are always close to our customers, wherever they may be, fostering continuous collaboration and innovation. From manufacturing to distribution, our global footprint enables us to maintain efficiency and responsiveness.

    Operational excellence

    Operational excellence starts with all our employees, because together we are GKN Aerospace.

    An inspiring, stimulating, safe and result-oriented working environment, with continuous focus on the customer, that is how we achieve operational excellence. Change teams with highly skilled employees who have the knowledge and expertise to continuously develop and implement ambitious improvement projects operate throughout GKN Aerospace. Each employee needs to know the flow of value to the customer. Lean manufacturing and automation have been introduced on a large global scale. In all our processes, we look at what we are doing from the point of view of the customer.