Our Markets

Partnering with the world’s major aircraft manufacturers and engine OEMs on more than 100 platforms, we deliver best value and performance in all aerospace market segments.

Serving aircraft and engines from design through life time support, our portfolio shows a healthy balance between civil and military platforms.

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Civil - Boeing 787

The structures and systems that we manufacture for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner include the airframe’s innovative electro thermal wing ice protection system, the advanced, laminated and CrystalVueII™ coated, high performance passenger cabin windows as well as wing structures, floor assemblies and seat tracks.

The Trent 1000 and GEnX-1b engines power the aircraft, we manufacture the state of the art, fabricated rear fan case as well as a number of metal engine structures for both engine options.

For the GEnX-1b engine we also supply the world’s first all-composite fan containment case and the world class lightweight fabricated turbine rear frame as well as the LPC Ti spool.

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Civil - A350XWB

Our global involvement on the Airbus A350XWB includes the composite rear wing spars and complete outboard flaps as well as components for the inboard flaps and our patented industry leading cabin windows.

For the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine, we supply engine structures and the intermediate compressor case (intercase).

Military - F-35

The F-35 is the world’s most advanced 5th generation fighter; we are the sole supplier of the F-35’s sophisticated canopy and of the complex high-end in-flight opening doors, airframe structures and flaperons.

Further involvement stretches from the aircraft’s complete electrical wiring interconnection system to the arresting gear and the development of the advanced composite drag brace. GKN employees in the UK, Turkey, the Netherlands and the USA proudly manufacture the innovative components and systems for the Lockheed Martin F-35.

The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine powers the F-35, for this engine, we supply the wiring system, the high value composite assemblies and precision-machined metal structures as well as the composite engine front fan case and the electro-thermal ice protection system.

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