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Wed, 12 January 2022

GKN Aerospace Selected as Partner on Gulfstream's New G400 and G800 Jets

(12 Jan 2022)  GKN Aerospace has been selected as a supplier on Gulfstreams new G800 and G400 business jets.

The rudder and elevators from the empennage, in addition to the floorboards, will all feature the latest thermoplastic technology.

GKN also produces the metal bonded fuselage panels for the body of the new G800 aircraft, as well as the aluminum machined wing skins for the G400.

Production will take place in facilities in Papendrecht and Hoogeveen in the Netherlands, Chihuahua in Mexico, and Wellington in the US.

Gulfstream G800. Click to enlarge.
Gulfstream G800

A team of experts from GKN Aerospace has joined the Gulfstream engineering team in the design process.

John Pritchard, President Civil Airframe of GKN Aerospace, said, We are excited to be selected again as a key supplier on Gulfstreams next generation of business jets and we truly value this partnership of almost 30 years. Our advanced lightweight thermoplastic technology offers a sustainable solution for aircraft structural components. Together with Gulfstream, we look forward to continuing to shape the future of flight.

GKN Aerospaces Fokker business began participating in Gulfstreams business jet programs in 1993. Today, the companys involvement in Gulfstream business jets includes the Empennage on G650 and G700, fuselage panels on G650 and G700, floorboards on G650 and G700, Rudder on G500 and G600 and Wing skins on G500 and G600.

 

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