GKN at a glance


GKN Aerospace is a first tier supplier to the global aviation industry and a leader in the manufacture of highly complex composite aerostructures and engine products.


  • Integrated aerostructures, including wing and flight control surface assemblies and fuselage.
  • Propulsion products such as fan blades, exhaust systems and nacelles.
  • Transparencies, including cockpit windows, bullet resistant glass and coatings.
  • Niche technologies such as ice protection and noise control systems.


We supply our products to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors in both military and civil aerospace markets.

Technology trends

Increasing investment in, and development of, lightweight structures to improve fuel efficiency, lower emissions and minimise the environmental impact of aviation.

Our response

  • We are developing new applications for composites to meet these requirements. Production on the A350 XWB’s advanced composite rear wing spar recently commenced at our dedicated composite facility in Filton, UK.
  • GKN Aerospace recently delivered the first major structural assembly for the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter, featuring an advanced hybrid composite, aluminium and titanium structure.