GKN AEROSPACE REVIEW
A period of transition
GKN Aerospace is a leading global tier one supplier of airframe and engine structures, landing gear, electrical interconnection systems, transparencies, and aftermarket services. It supplies products and services to a wide range of commercial and military aircraft and engine prime contractors, and other tier one suppliers.
What we do
• Airframe structures, including wing/empennage and flight control surface assemblies, fuselage structures and landing gear. • Engine structures, including fixed and rotating propulsion products, fan cases, exhaust systems, nacelles and other components. • Electrical wiring interconnection systems for aerostructures and engine products. • Niche products such as ice protection, fuel systems, transparencies including specially coated cockpit and cabin windows, and flotation devices.
GKN Aerospace nominated for Clean Sky ‘best project’ award
GKN Aerospace’s innovative response to a customer design challenge is believed to be the first air intake design (ensures smooth air flow into the engine) to integrate both ice protection and noise reduction technology. Airbus wanted to explore an air intake design for future single aisle aircraft. The GKN-led solution, which uses a composite structure to increase environmental performance and fuel efficiency, was short-listed for a European Clean Sky Initiative award. See more at www.gkn.com
Key strategic activities
To support the achievement of the Group’s five strategic objectives, GKN Aerospace is focusing on the following areas: • Supporting our customers by delivering on our strong positions on existing programmes • Growth on existing platforms and on selective new high-growth and long-running platforms through the application of technology and cost-effective solutions • Developing new technologies for future commercial and military aircraft, to enhance capabilities, improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and minimise the environmental impact of aviation • Strengthening our current market leadership positions and expanding into adjacent markets with similar product technologies and manufacturing capabilities • Expanding our global footprint to serve more customers around the world.
STATE-OF -THE-ART EMERGING FUTURE
The highest level of technology and products we deliver to customers today.
Where GKN know-how in advanced technologies and continuous investment is changing the status quo.
GKN Aerospace’s quieter, rugged lightning and ice protected air intake developed through the SIPAL programme
Where we are creating technology that will help shape tomorrow’s world.
GKN plc Annual Report and Accounts 2015