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GKN Aerospace Design and Build Wing Structures for Dassault

05 July 2011

GKN Aerospace has been awarded a life of programme contract by Dassault Aviation to design and build the wing moveable surfaces for its next generation business jet platform.

GKN Aerospace say that the work will be undertaken at their Filton plant and represents the first major new customer business win for the facility.

Phil Swash, President and CEO, Aerostructures - Europe at GKN Aerospace commented “This contract opens an important and promising new relationship between our company and Dassault Aviation, one of the premier aircraft design & manufacturing businesses in the world today. It is a clear indication of the global competitiveness and depth of expertise of the GKN Aerospace team and, specifically, of our growing Filton-based wing structures activity. We would like to thank Dassault Aviation for their confidence in GKN Aerospace and look forward to growing this relationship in the coming years.""

GKN Aerospace at Filton will be responsible for the complete design, component manufacture and assembly of wing moveable surfaces, with first production deliveries in 2013. The company aims to bring significant performance, weight and cost benefits to the wing of Dassault’s new airframe and already has engineering teams working on the programme, co-located in facilities in France and Bristol, UK.






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