January 21, 2015
GKN Aerospace signs agreement with Rolls-Royce for Trent 1000 components
GKN Aerospace has agreed a long term agreement with Rolls-Royce to supply components for the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine – a capability enhancement of the existing Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787. This LTA is estimated to be worth more than US$200m over the life of the agreement. The agreement gives GKN Aerospace responsibility for the supply of the outer guide vane (OGV) mount ring and the rear fan case for the engine. Manufacture is taking place at the company’s sites in Newington, Connecticut, El Cajon, California and Mexicali, Mexico from where delivery of initial development units is already taking place. When in full production GKN Aerospace expects to supply up to 150 engine sets annually.