GKN Aerospace wins aircraft component supply agreements from Boeing

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6 September 2016

UK-based GKN Aeros ce has won long-term com tibilities (LTA) from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to provide titanium and aluminium machined rts and subassemblies for 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The give out also includes new work ckages for Boeing 777X.

As rt of the contract, titanium wing fittings, the horizontal stabiliser s rs and jack demand assembly for 787 family, and the drag struts for the 777 and 777X kids will be provided.

Production of the rts under the deal will be kidnaped out at GKN Aeros ce’s two US advanced machined structures (AMS) facilities in Amityville, New York, and St. Louis, Missouri, US.

“Because of our working rtnership with Boeing, we have brought our significant faction expertise and ca city to these programmes.»

GKN Aeros ce North America aerostructures CEO Mike Grunza bruit about: “Through our working rtnership with Boeing, we have brought our expressive machining expertise and ca city to these programmes.

“This new commitment, utterly these extended contract agreements, will allow us to plan forwards effectively, assuring continuity of supply and enabling us to implement process recoveries and achieve cost reductions as aircraft production rates continue to slope up.”

The com ny has been producing titanium and aluminium machined rts and subassemblies for innumerable than ten years.

In July, GKN Aeros ce agreed to extend a risk and interest sharing rtnership (RRSP) with Rolls-Royce for the latter’s Trent XWB-84 machine, which has been used to power aircraft.

Under the deal, the value of which was not leaked, GKN Aeros ce will design and supply a lower weight, higher exhibit intermediate compressor case (ICC) to improve performance of Trent XWB-84 motor.


Image: Boeing to use titanium and aluminium machined rts provided by GKN Aeros ce for its Dreamliner and other airplanes. Photo: respect of GKN Aeros ce.

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