Engineering
GKN Aerospace has identified processes that could reduce by 20% the cost of manufacture and assembly of a typical composite box structure, and is progressing a variety of emerging composite and metallic manufacturing and assembly technologies and processes.
Technology case studies
Aerostructures
Aerostructures

The use of advanced metallics remains key in the hybrid aircraft structures of the future.

Transparencies
Transparencies

GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems (ATS) has been the leading manufacturer of acrylic aircraft windows, including passenger cabin windows, for more than six decades.

De-icing
De-icing

GKN Aerospace Luton has applied proprietary electro-thermal ice protection knowhow to aero engine air intake design.

Additive Manufacturing
Aerostructures
Participating in innovation platforms together with customers, suppliers and knowledge institutes has proven a great enabler for real innovations.
Aerostructures
Aerostructures

GKN Aerospace is helping lead the way in wing design for future aircraft.

GKN Aerospace
GKN Aerospace

In the on-going struggle against climate change, the aerospace industry is looking for ways to actively reduce the environmental impact of the sector as it faces tough regulations to reduce its carbon footprint.

Engine Systems
A global leader in aero engine components
Engine Systems

GKN Aerospace Engine Systems is uniquely positioned to help create the lighter; more fuel efficient jet engines of the future using cutting edge composite know-how and advanced metallic technologies.

Engine Systems
GKN Aerospace Engine Systems has developed and will manufacture the Intermediate Compressor Case (ICC) for the Trent XWB 84K engine.

The ICC is a lightweight design that leverages our leading fabrication technologies, introduces new welding methods and even advanced additive manufacturing technology.
Aerostructures
At our Western Approach site near Bristol, UK, GKN Aerospace produces composite wing spars using state of the art carbon fibre fabrication techniques.