We believe that technology is the key driver of innovation in the aerospace industry.
Technology driving differentiation
We are proud to operate at the forefront and committed to meet the needs of our customers and help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.
Our technology and solutions
Lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, electrical wiring interconnection systems and innovative engine systems help to reduce emissions and weight on today’s aircraft contributing to reduced carbon emissions.
Known for its unique processing possibilities, lightweight properties, and strength, composites are increasingly being used in the aerospace industry to replace various metallic parts. GKN Aerospace is technology leading in breakthrough thermoset and thermoplastic aerostructures reducing the weight of aircraft structures up to 20% compared to traditional solutions like metal.
Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Metallics
GKN Aerospace is a global leader in Additive Manufacturing (AM) with AM components on seven flying platforms. AM technology is of vital importance for a sustainable future of the aerospace industry. AM is adding value by speeding up and customising product design and development, while maintaining the best possible quality.
Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems
GKN Aerospace’s wiring business is recognised as a market and technology leader in electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for commercial and military aircraft and aircraft engines.
Due to the replacement of hydraulic and pneumatic systems with electrical systems the volume of EWIS is growing significantly. Currently, a representative mid-haul civil aircraft contains ~55 kilometers of cables, 16,000 cable segments, 50,000 connections, and 4,000 termination structures (connectors, terminals, etc.)
Sustainable thermoplastic composites save at least
10% weight compared to traditional materials, and are contributing to reduced carbon emissions. Our R&D programmes are focused on the development of new thermoplastic materials and processes for scalable high volume production of lightweight sustainable components.
GKN Aerospace, Chalmers University and McGill University have been awarded the prestigious Journal of Mechanical Design Editors' Choice Award for their collaborative research on Set-Based Design Optimization.Read more
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Ensuring zero emissions for tomorrow
We are putting sustainability at the heart of our business, both in the way we operate and the technology we develop. We know the biggest impact we can make is by developing solutions which reduce in-flight emissions, contributing towards the industry goal of net zero 2050.
Help shape the future of flight
Working at GKN Aerospace means you are joining a global company that is putting environmental sustainability at the heart of its business.Together, we can do amazing things.