GKN celebrates more than 20 years as key Gulfstream supplier

For over two decades, GKN Aerospace has been a proud supplier to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (GAC) on all of the company’s large- and ultra-large-cabin programs, including the latest G500 and G600 business jet programs.

GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business began participating in Gulfstream’s very successful business jet programs in 1993. Activities started with the design and build of the empennage and thermoplastic floor panels for the GV, followed by the common rudder for the G450/G550. Today, GKN Aerospace manufactures a range of products including state-of-the-art lightweight thermoplastic solutions for every Gulfstream large and ultra-large cabin aircraft.

Gulfstream G650 empennage assembly in GKN Aerospace facility in Papendrecht.

Arjen Landman, Vice President Programs and Commercial at GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business, said: “We are proud to continue to be a key supplier for GAC including on the new G500 and G600 business jet programs. Gulfstream is the market leader in large-cabin, ultra-long- range business jet aircraft, while GKN Aerospace is a leader in aerostructures and lightweight technologies. Our unique long-term collaboration proves that we are a great fit.”

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 22nd June 2017 | Issue #421