GKN Aerospace has signed a USD multi-million long term agreement (LTA) with Spirit Aerosystems to supply windows for the advanced passenger cabin of the Boeing Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX until the end of 2025.
GKN Aerospace, at its transparencies facility in Garden Grove, CA, has been the single source supplier of Next-Generation 737 passenger cabin windows (PCW) to Spirit for a decade.
The GKN Aerospace PCW for the Boeing 737 family is protected by the company’s industry-leading CrystalVue II™ abrasion resistant coating. This provides the best optical clarity and longest operational life of any cabin window on the market today. CrystalVue II™-coated cabin windows are the standard fit on all Boeing aircraft and over 2 million of these windows are in-service today on the aircraft of many manufacturers around the world.
Gavin Wesson, Senior Vice President, GKN Aerospace Special Products Group explained: “This agreement reflects the strength of both our relationship with Spirit and our position as the global market-leading supplier of passenger cabin windows. Over its 10 year duration the agreement will provide Spirit with an extremely flexible and cost-competitive service as this longer time frame gives our transparencies business the stability to plan ahead and invest, ready to support Spirit as they respond to changes in their customer requirements in the future.”
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading supplier of passenger cabin windows with patented coatings technologies that provide unbeaten levels of protection and longevity to its windows. The company is also a market-leader in military cockpit canopies and in both military and commercial aircraft cockpit windows.