March 10, 2014
First delivery from new GKN Aerospace business jet engine integration facility
On March 4th, 2014, just 6 months after construction began, GKN Aerospace’s new bizjet engine integration facility, in Phoenix, Arizona has made its first delivery. The facility supplied Honeywell HTF7250 engines, fully integrated into GKN Aerospace designed and manufactured nacelle systems, to Gulfstream for its newest aircraft – the G280 super mid-sized business jet. Today the new 24,000 ft² facility which is situated alongside Honeywell’s Arizona operation employs 30 people. At capacity it will employ 50 and assemble 28 complete power systems per month. By mid-2014, it will be performing all podding of HTF7000 engines into GKN Aerospace nacelles, delivering each complete propulsion system, on Honeywell’s behalf, directly to the airframe end customer assembly line for business jets such as the G280 as well as the Bombardier CL350 and the Embraer Legacy 450/500.