December 3, 2013
Boeing selects GKN to build 737 MAX Advanced Technology Winglet
Boeing has selected GKN to manufacture the Advanced Technology Winglet for the 737 MAX. Production of the winglets will take place at the GKN site at Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom, with final assembly at GKN’s facility in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Already a market success, the 737 MAX has more than 1,600 orders from airlines around the world. Boeing’s Advanced Technology Winglet is one of a number of design updates that will result in less drag and further optimize the 737 MAX performance, especially on longer-range missions.