GKN Aerospace has announced its participation in feasibility studies on technology development for the future combat air system and next generation of fighter jet engines with partner industries in Italy and the UK.
GKN Aerospace delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction-welded Ruddervators and two compression-moulded Access Panels manufactured from reused thermoplastic waste material to Bell in June 2019.
GKN Aerospace is to lead two ground-breaking collaborative additive manufacturing (AM) research programmes, AIRLIFT and DAM and will inject its Laser Metal Deposition by wire (LMD-w) AM technology in the programmes.
With 2018 sales worth £3.53bn across its aerostructures, engine systems and special technologies portfolio, GKN Aerospace’s CEO, Hans Büthker revealed his thoughts in a pre-Paris Airshow meeting held at the Royal Academy of Engineering, London recently. Mike Richardson reports.