GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

2-Dec-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

NHIndustries and NAHEMA, acting as the Contracting Authority on behalf of the German Bundeswehr, have signed the contract for the procurement of 31 NH90 helicopters for shipborne operations. The contract brings the total order book to 597 rotorcraft. The purchase of the helicopters strengthens GKN Aerospace’s leadership position in the defence industry today and reinforces... Read more

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

2-Dec-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace have announced that it has received a 2019 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. The GKN Aerospace sites of Hoogeveen and Papendrecht in The Netherlands maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period supporting... Read more

GKN Fokker Services and RNLAF extend total support contract for standard parts

GKN Fokker Services and RNLAF extend total support contract for standard parts

8-May-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

GKN Fokker Services and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed an extension of the existing total support contract for delivering standard parts for all of the RNLAF’s aircraft, helicopters and multiple support systems until 2022. The support is provided by GKN Fokker Services’ facility in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, and can be extended for... Read more

GKN Aerospace delivers thermoplastic composite components for Bell V-280 Valor

GKN Aerospace delivers thermoplastic composite components for Bell V-280 Valor

28-Jun-2019Source: GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace has delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction welded Ruddervators, and two compression-moulded Access Panels manufactured from re-used thermoplastic waste material, to Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. Ruddervators are the control surfaces for an aircraft with a V-tail configuration. As partner on Bell’s Team Valor, GKN Aerospace has designed and... Read more

GKN Aerospace delivers 10,000th standard parts order to RNLAF

GKN Aerospace delivers 10,000th standard parts order to RNLAF

30-Jan-2019Source: GKN Aerospace

In December 2018, GKN Fokker Services delivered its 10,000th order for standard parts to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The order was delivered at the Air Force Base of Eindhoven. This milestone was reached 18 months after the implementation of the  total support contract. This customized solution is offered by GKN Fokker Services in... Read more

Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

14-Mar-2017Source: GKN Aerospace

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

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

13-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

GKN Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

GKN Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

16-Feb-2016Source: GKN

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

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

13-Jul-2015Source: GKN Aerospace

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

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

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

26-Feb-2014Source: GKN Aerospace

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

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

25-Oct-2013Source: GKN Aerospace

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

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

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

17-Oct-2013Source: Bell

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

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

1-Aug-2013Source: GKN Aerospace

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

GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

27-Mar-2013Source: GKN Aerospace

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

GKN Aerospace details involvement in Bell 525 program

GKN Aerospace details involvement in Bell 525 program

19-Jul-2012Source: GKN Aerospace

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

Bell 525 – key suppliers named

Bell 525 – key suppliers named

3-Jul-2012Source: Bell

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

GKN Aerospace earns coveted AHS Supplier Excellence Award

GKN Aerospace earns coveted AHS Supplier Excellence Award

8-May-2011Source: GKN Aerospace

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

Bell makes GKN Aerospace a Premier Supplier

Bell makes GKN Aerospace a Premier Supplier

25-Jan-2011Source: GKN Aerospace

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

GKN Aerospace joins ‘Clean Sky’ joint technology initiative

GKN Aerospace joins ‘Clean Sky’ joint technology initiative

5-Oct-2010Source: GKN Aerospace

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

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

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

1-Sep-2010Source: KSDK

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... Read more

GKN shed 135 jobs at British helicopter plant

GKN shed 135 jobs at British helicopter plant

16-Oct-2009Source: BBC

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.... Read more

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