GKN Land Systems

- Fan case

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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.

Advantages

  • Unistructure designs provide significant weight savings compared with structurally equivalent single shell designs
  • Experience with engine module assembly feeds back into our design and process engineering approach to fabricating the fan case components
  • Benefits include lower input weight and reduced logistics associated with transporting large forgings

Aircraft deployed on

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 rear fan case
  • Airbus A330 – Rolls-Royce Trent 700 front and rear fan cases
  • Boeing 777 – Rolls-Royce Trent 800 and GE Aviation GE90 engines
  • Boeing 767 – GE Aviation CF6 fan cases
  • Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (JSF) – Pratt & Whitney F135 fan cases

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