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GKN AEROSPACE TO SUPPLY G500/G600 WING SKINS
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Source: Gulfstream Aerospace

WELLINGTON, Kan. - Gulfstream Aerospace has selected GKN Aerospace to supply the wing skins for the new G500 and G600 business jets. Under a long-term contract, GKN is to produce the upper and lower wing skins for development and production aircraft.

The G500 and G600 upper wing skins are constructed in a single piece, eliminating fasteners and joints. The lower wing skins are comprised of several panels. All of the skins are being manufactured at GKN Aerospace's machined structures facility in Wellington, Kansas.

Daniele Cagnatel, CEO of GKN Aerospace - Aerostructures North America, said, "Our success here is founded on the depth of expertise we have in long bed machining and wing skin manufacture. At the latest count, we have produced over 5,000 wing skins at our Wellington facility, including skins for Gulfstream's award-winning G550 aircraft. This important new contract reinforces our relationship with Gulfstream and this is a relationship we aim to foster and grow for the long term. This contract also represents a major development in our strategic drive to increase our presence in the business jet market."

Source:  GKN Aerospace
Source Date: April 22, 2015
Posted: 04/23/2015

 

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