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Aerospace & Defence
2nd July 2020
GKN Aerospace supports the Gripen’s RM12 engine

GKN Aerospace has signed a follow-on Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract with the Swedish Armed Forces for the provision of comprehensive support for the GKN Aerospace RM12 engine. The RM12 engine powers the JAS 39 Gripen C/D fighter. This contract follows a series of multi-year RM12 PBL agreements and is expected to be worth approximately $440m.

Aerospace & Defence
20th May 2020
Collaboration on EWIS for Alice all-electric aircraft

The collaboration agreement covers the design and manufacture of wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Alice, the ground-breaking regional electric aircraft recently launched by Eviation. The aircraft is aiming to change the way people travel, by making journeys of distances up to 650 miles more sustainable.

Aerospace & Defence
31st January 2020
Investment in growing aerospace startups

As part of its commitment to supporting innovative startup businesses in the UK, GKN Aerospace will continue its sponsorship of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Boeing accelerator with additional investment into the programme.

18th November 2019
Innovation in large composite wing structure technology

GKN Aerospace has reached a milestone in the ‘Wing of Tomorrow’ programme after designing, manufacturing, and delivering a mid-scale demonstrator tool to the GKN Aerospace Filton facility. This tool provides a fully functioning automated low pressure RTM system for the Airbus-led programme’s composite wing spar.

3rd September 2019
GKN Aerospace announces global integration

GKN Aerospace has announced details of a worldwide reorganisation in order to create a simpler, more competitive, customer-focused business. The business has grown rapidly by acquisition over recent years, increasing in scale from £600m turnover in 2006 to more than £3.5bn at the end of 2018.

1st July 2019
Breaking ground at a new UK Global Technology Centre

In the first half of 2019 GKN Aerospace broke ground on a 10,000 square metre UK Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol and has secured 25 collaboration partners for the new Centre. The new GTC, funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and £15m commitment from the UK Government, through the ATI Programme, is expected to open in 2020.

19th June 2019
Driving the new era of electric powertrain development

GKN Automotive, Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham are collaborating on an £8m project to design and develop an EV powertrain for the global market. ACeDrive (Advanced Cooling and Control of High Speed e-Drive) is backed by match-funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). Already progressing through concept selection, it aims to achieve the level of technology and performance outlined in the Automotive Council...

18th June 2019
Innovating with industrialised additive manufacturing

It has been announced that GKN Aerospace is to lead two 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. AIRLIFT and DAM are focused on making AM serial production ready at high rates and exploring how AM can revolutionise product design for high value, high complexity product manufacture.

Aerospace & Defence
17th June 2019
First components manufactured for ‘Wing of Tomorrow’ programme

At the Paris Air show, GKN Aerospace announced that it has manufactured the first demonstrator wing components for Airbus’ ‘Wing of tomorrow’ research programme. The parts are samples of a section of the wing spar. GKN Aerospace’s wing technology aims to improve the productivity of the composite manufacturing process. The use of composite components can result in up to 20% weight savings.

7th December 2018
GKN Aerospace announces £32m global tech centre in Bristol

  The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, and the Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace, Hans Büthker has revealed plans for GKN Aerospace’s new Global Technology Centre in the UK.

4th October 2011
GKN Driveline Achieves World AWD Leadership With Acquisition of Getrag Driveline Products

With the approval process now complete, GKN’s £280 /$440 million acquisition of the driveline products business of Getrag positions GKN Driveline as the global leader in the engineering and manufacture of AWD Systems and eDrive Systems.

3rd August 2011
GKN To Acquire Getrag’s Driveline Products Business

GKN plc announces its agreement to acquire the all-wheel-drive (AWD) components businesses of Getrag KG, the privately held German company controlled by the Hagenmeyer family. The businesses being acquired, together referred to as “Getrag Driveline Products”, are Getrag Corporation, a joint venture with Dana Corporation based in the United States, and Getrag All Wheel Drive AB, a joint venture with Dana Holding Corporation and Volvo Car Corp...

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