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GKN Aerospace is leading the aerospace industry in composite fan case technology development and manufacturing. Compared to metallic designs composite fan cases offer weight savings, can be designed to include fewer parts, and have demonstrated improved structural resilience. GKN Aerospace has partnered with a number of strategic OEM customers to develop our world-class capability.
GKN Aerospace is an established market leader in the design and production of metallic fan cases. GKN Aerospace pioneered the use of roll-formed and welded aluminium extrusions, with close tolerance machining and chem-milling Unistructure technology. GKN Aerospace’s technology offers significant benefits over forged and machined solutions.
GKN Aerospace has developed unique capabilities for the design, development, fabrication and assembly of lightweight engine frame structures in partnership with all the major OEMs. Fan/compressor, combustor and turbine structures are produced using our large multi-axis machining technology and specialised procesess such as automated large electron beam welding and electro-chemical machining.
GKN Aerospace’s development of composite fan blades is based on our position as the industry leader in composite technology. Our design expertise, process development capability and materials knowledge have allowed us to taking a lead role on the Environmental Lightweight Fan (ELF) research program along with our partner Rolls-Royce.
GKN Aerospace leads the industry in fan blade manufacturing and repair capability. As a proven fan blade supplier, GKN Aerospace supplies fully finished solid and hollow fan blades to most all OEM’s. We have experience with supply chain management which is backed by our operational excellence. Our fan-blade overhaul site maintains or repairs over 50,000 fan blades a year from a wide range of operators and OEMs.