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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’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.