GKN Aerospace is engaged in the design, development, certification, manufacture and assembly of metal and composite fuselage structures for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft including military fighters and transport, commercial and general aviation platforms. Working closely with our customers we have implemented low cost machining and composite fabrication methods and developed innovative manufacturing solutions to reduce part count, weight and process flow time to meet affordability objectives. GKN Aerospace has been building fuselage components and assemblies for over 25 years.
Manufacturing technology applications range from using high speed machining techniques on multi-spindle machines to use of automated processes for composites, including fibre placement and tape laying to achieve high material lay down rates to tight tolerances. Advanced tooling and assembly methods are employed to reduce tool count, maximize flexibility and produce determinant assemblies. GKN Aerospace has demonstrated expertise in installing hardware and systems ranging from hydraulics to harnessing, thus providing the customer with a complete assembly ready for installation on the aircraft.