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Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

On 3 March GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed a multi-million Euro total support agreement for a five-year period, covering standard parts supply and services for all of the RNLAF’s aircraft, helicopters and multiple support systems. After the five-year period, the contract can be extended twice for a… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 14-Mar-17

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

GKN Aerospace’s firm in Yeovil, Somerset has taken a knock as Leonardo has decided to make production of all aspects of AW159 Wildcat production to an in-house operation. The Unite workers union has stated that the announcement has come as a big shock. The loss of contract has meant that GKN Yeovil will either be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-16

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GKN Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

GKN Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

GKN Aerospace will display rotary wing developments from across its global business on stand 11743, at HELI-EXPO, from February 29th to the March 3rd, 2016. The company is an established supplier of major sections of fuselage, ice protection systems, transparencies and fuel and flotation equipment for many civil and military helicopter programmes globally. With the… Read more »

Source: GKN, 16-Feb-16

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, on the recent successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. This is a key milestone in the test program to achieve FAA certification. The Bell 525 brings cutting edge capability to the new super-medium class by combining best-in-class performance characteristics and passenger amenities,… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 13-Jul-15

Developments across GKN Aerospace areas of expertise on show at Heli-Expo

Developments across GKN Aerospace areas of expertise on show at Heli-Expo

GKN Aerospace will showcase rotary wing developments across its global business on stand 7822, at HELI-EXPO, from February 25th – 27th, 2014. The company is an established supplier of major sections of fuselage, ice protection, transparencies and fuel and flotation equipment and hinges for many civil and military helicopter programmes globally. Recent key business wins… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 26-Feb-14

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace has won a multi-million dollar, life-of-programme contract from Bell Helicopter to develop and supply crashworthy, state-of-the-art fuel tanks for the new Bell 525 Relentless Super Medium helicopter. GKN Aerospace is exhibiting on booth C9030 at NBAA, 22 – 24 October, 2013. These bespoke tanks will be manufactured using the company’s newly developed, lightweight fuel cell material…. Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 25-Oct-13

GKN Aerospace to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor™ “V-Tail”

GKN Aerospace to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor™ “V-Tail”

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that GKN Aerospace will design, develop and manufacture the V-tail aerostructure and ruddervators for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “We are pleased to announce GKN Aerospace, a world leader in composite aerostructures, is aligning their interests and resources to join Team Valor and will provide the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Oct-13

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Jiangxi Changhe Aviation Industry Co. Ltd to supply the emergency flotation system (EFS) for the Avicopter AC313, which is the largest civilian helicopter ever developed in China. The new EFS will give the AC313 helicopter increased survivability in the water as the system will provide flotation… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 01-Aug-13

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GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

GKN Aerospace has been contracted by Eurocopter UK to develop upgraded fuel tanks as part of the UK RAF’s life extension programme (LEP) for its fleet of Puma helicopters. The new self-sealing fuel tanks will enhance the helicopter’s survivability in today’s theatres of operation, providing extended protection for the crew against weapons such as heavy… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 27-Mar-13

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GKN Aerospace details involvement in Bell 525 program

GKN Aerospace details involvement in Bell 525 program

GKN Aerospace has been selected to provide Bell Helicopter with key metal and composite structures across the new 525 Relentless helicopter fuselage. This major work package includes composite and aluminium fuselage panels and structural parts installed in the cockpit, cabin and tailboom. Manufacture will begin in late 2012 with initial deliveries scheduled for 2013 and… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 19-Jul-12

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Bell 525 – key suppliers named

Bell 525 – key suppliers named

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the latest list of key suppliers for the Bell 525 Relentless, the world’s first “super-medium” helicopter. “This is an important milestone for the 525 Relentless program as we transition from the preliminary design phase into detailed design,” said Larry Thimmesch, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Jul-12

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GKN Aerospace earns coveted AHS Supplier Excellence Award

GKN Aerospace earns coveted AHS Supplier Excellence Award

GKN Aerospace has received the 2011 American Helicopter Society (AHS) Supplier Excellence Award for its exceptional work on the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter program. The Company has delivered the first two aft transition fuselage sections for the CH-53K helicopter under the weight specified, on schedule, with “best in class” quality. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 08-May-11

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Bell makes GKN Aerospace a Premier Supplier

Bell makes GKN Aerospace a Premier Supplier

Following a recent and detailed assessment of the business, Bell Helicopter has awarded GKN Aerospace in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, UK, the coveted ‘Premier Supplier’ rating. Bell Helicopter has only awarded this to approximately 10% of its suppliers and GKN Aerospace is the first ever UK-based supplier to receive the award. This accolade… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 25-Jan-11

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GKN Aerospace joins ‘Clean Sky’ joint technology initiative

GKN Aerospace joins ‘Clean Sky’ joint technology initiative

GKN Aerospace is participating in two key elements of the ‘Clean Sky’ Joint Technology Initiative (JTI). Clean Sky is one of the largest European Union/Industry research projects ever undertaken (1.6 B Euro) and focuses on developing breakthrough technologies that will significantly reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. GKN Aerospace is working with Airbus… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 05-Oct-10

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GKN Aerospace delivers first major structural assembly for CH-53K

GKN Aerospace delivers first major structural assembly for CH-53K

GKN Aerospace was awarded the contract in 2007, granting full design authority and manufacturing for the helicopter’s aft transition fuselage section, cargo ramp and overhead door structural assemblies

Source: KSDK, 01-Sep-10

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GKN shed 135 jobs at British helicopter plant

GKN shed 135 jobs at British helicopter plant

Manufacturing firm GKN Aerospace is to lose 135 jobs at its Yeovil site, due to the slump in aerospace orders.  The losses represent more than a third of the GKN jobs on the site they share with helicopter maker Agusta Westland.

Source: BBC, 16-Oct-09

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