GKN Aerospace joins GE aviation in technology development program for cfm rise sustainable aero-engine program

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Joint Technology Development Program with GE Aviation for CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines)

Development and maturation of open fan architecture

Deployment of GKN Aerospace’s latest technologies

GKN Aerospace announced today at the Farnborough Airshow that it has entered into a Joint Technology Development Program (JTDP) with GE Aviation to collaborate in the development and maturation of open fan architecture for the CFM RISE Technology Demonstration Program. RISE was launched by CFM (GE Aviation and Safran) in 2021.

GE Aviation and GKN Aerospace have had a relationship for more than 40 years. Over the years we have grown our responsibility on GE engines and today we are in long-term partnerships with design authority in several programmes. The next step in this partnerships is to ensure that we continue to invest in the right technologies and tailor our solutions to create the best value for our customer. Being able to enter this collaboration for the RISE program enables us to do so, and I am proud to be part of the journey to a sustainable future of flight.

Alexander Andersson GKN Aerospace SVP Programs

GKN Aerospace will partner in the demonstrator program through the injection of its latest technologies, component design, and production of hardware adapted to support the program targets, as well as the validation plan for the programme. The GKN Aerospace team is currently working with GE Aviation to define the detailed schedules. GKN Aerospace’s involvement in this important program reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. As a global company serving the world’s leading aircraft and aero-engine manufacturers, GKN Aerospace develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies– for use in aircraft ranging from helicopters and fifth generation fighter jets to the most used business jets, single-aisle aircraft and wide-body planes in the world. Lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, innovative engine systems and smart transparencies help to reduce emissions and weight on the aircraft and enhance passenger comfort. GKN Aerospace is market leading in aerostructures, engine systems, transparencies and wiring systems and operates in 12 countries at 38 manufacturing locations employing approximately 15,000 people.

GKN Aerospace in Sweden has a long history as a design partner for aero-engines. The company is a centre of excellence for the development of advanced technologies and for smart manufacturing of a wide range of aero-engine products and systems. This includes ensuring safety, availability, reliability and cost-effectiveness for Sweden's and several other nation’s defense. GKN Aerospace holds the type certificate for the RM12 engine in the JAS 39 Gripen C/D aircraft and has recently been selected as the supplier for product support for the RM16 engine in JAS 39 Gripen E fighter.

GKN Aerospace in Sweden also has a proven track-record in designing and manufacturing products for the space industry and is a specialist in cooled nozzle extensions and turbines for the Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 space launcher programmes. GKN Aerospace operates in Trollhättan, Sweden employing approximately 1,700 people.