GKN Aerospace showcases innovations in thermoplastics and transparencies at NBAA 2016

GKN Aerospace will promote the growing scope of its business aviation activity on booth 3290 at NBAA, from the 1st to the 3rd November, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. 

Featured on the exhibition booth will be:

  • The first ever panoramic window to be offered for a civil jet aircraft. These windows are up to 1.5m long x 0.5m high - larger than three standard cabin windows. They incorporate a demisting capability and are protected by GKN Aerospace’s market leading Crystal Vue II™ coating.
  • A demonstrator thermoplastic, grid structured fuselage panel. This welded, boltless assembly delivers a 10% weight reduction, along with a potential 30% reduction in manufacturing costs, over other composite fuselage solutions.

Daniele Cagnatel, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, GKN Aerospace comments: “As the business jet market continues to strengthen globally, and particularly in the large aircraft category, the industry is also experiencing a period of extraordinary technological innovation. Our display at NBAA illustrates just some of the new and maturing technologies that will extend the endurance, efficiency and performance of business jets - and that have the potential to revolutionize the way we design and make aircraft in the future.” 

Representatives at NBAA will also be available to discuss the company’s extensive wiring systems, aero and engine structures and landing gear capabilities and aftermarket operation. GKN Aerospace’s entire product is range backed by comprehensive aftermarket support, with the company’s teams working in close partnership with airframe and aero-engine manufacturers, owners and operators, to support efficient, competitive aircraft operation. 

GKN Aerospace panoramic passenger cabin window

Photo caption: GKN Aerospace panoramic passenger cabin window