Composite - Fan blades
From Engine rotatives
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.
- Improved damage tolerance and lighter weight improve engine performance and reduce emissions
- Global Centre of Excellence for composites aero-engine components at our research and development centre
- Focus on development of high rate production processes for the all composite engine fan blade
Aircraft deployed on
- Next generation aircraft – wide body and single aisle