GKN Aerospace is the original aerospace innovator. For decades, GKN Aerospace technologies have inspired and industrialized the aerospace industry, combining engineering excellence and technology leadership.
Today we are truly global, with 17,000 employees in around 50 manufacturing locations in 14 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.
By working closely together with universities, knowledge institutes, suppliers and customers, we lead the industry in developing new technology to improve aircraft efficiency: lowering aircraft cost, weight and emissions.
We were among the first to implement lightweight materials like thermoplastic composites and fibre metal laminates in aircraft components 30 years ago, achieving comparative weight savings of around 25% for major passenger aircraft. Since then, we have equipped the majority of advanced aircraft platforms worldwide with successive generations of the technology including the Airbus A350XWB, A380 and Boeing 737.
We set the standard in highlighting the unlimited possibilities of additive manufacturing (AM) for the aerospace industry and are currently at the cutting-edge of technology leadership worldwide. Around 15 years ago, we manufactured the Ariane 5 rocket engine nozzle and reinforced it with our AM wire deposition technologies. Today, GKN Aerospace has five global centers of excellence that enable the most advanced aircraft to take to the sky with ground-breaking AM components.
GKN Aerospace’s operational excellence and high volume production capabilities are now driving the global development towards more automation, higher performance and smart industry solutions. The result is shorter production lead times and more affordability for our global customers.
Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.
GKN Aerospace’s Executive Team is responsible for the long-term success of the Division, focusing on meeting Aerospace’s strategic objectives in a sustainable and responsible manner.