08 July 2002
08 July 2002
GKN PLC’s Aerospace Services division has won the Airbus UK contract for the design and manufacture of the Wing Trailing Edge panels for the Airbus A380 Superjumbo, valuing the deal at US$600M over the expected aircraft life of the programme.
GKN Aerospace Services is already involved in the design of the important midbox structure for the A380 wing and the manufacture of the composite flap track beams that are also structural wing components.
The latest award brings the total estimated value of work secured by GKN on the A380 to more than 800 mln usd, the company said.
Design of the panels will be undertaken in Bristol and Cowes in the UK and manufacture in Cowes and in Alabama in the US, both operations of which already produce wing components for other Airbus aircraft.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
US company Web Industries has opened its first European sales office in Hamburg, Germany.
Airborne Aerospace has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands to manufacture 48 substrate panels for the solar arrays of 12 new Galileo FOC satellites.