GKN Aerospace’s new aero-engine repair facility centres on Additive Manufacturing

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

GKN Aerospace's new aero-engine repair facility centres on Additive Manufacturing

GKN Aerospace held the official opening of its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems at the beginning of October 2018 (Courtesy GKN Aerospace)


GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia. The establishment of the new site was announced during Farnborough Air Show in July 2018, and GKN Aerospace has has reportedly invested $30 million in the site and in its equipment and technologies.

Research at the facility will centre on the application of Additive Manufacturing technology to engine parts repair. It will initially focus on servicing engine low-pressure compressor (LPC) components for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500 and will be operational in 2019. GKN Aerospace stated that it expects the facility to complement its existing component repair facility in San Diego, California, USA, to meet growing demand in the Asia Pacific region.

Joakim Andersson, CEO of GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, stated, “We are proud to extend our global presence with this new site in Malaysia. This new facility highlights our commitment to support our customers in Asia. This will definitely lead to exciting growth opportunities. We thank the Government of Malaysia for the excellent collaboration and for supporting and facilitating our decision to locate in their country”

The company stated that the expansion to Asia is an important aspect in its long-term growth strategy and global operating model. GKN Aerospace already operates six facilities in the region, delivering wiring systems, transparencies and services in China, India, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey. This latest expansion marks the Engine Systems division’s first site in the Asia-Pacific region.


October 22, 2018

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