April 28, 2015
GKN Aerospace wins Gulfstream contract to supply G500/600 wing skins
GKN Aerospace has been selected by Gulfstream Aerospace to supply the wing skins for its latest G500 and G600 ultra-long range business jets. In a long term contract GKN Aerospace is to produce the upper and lower wing skins for the development and production aircraft. The G500 and G600 upper wing skins are constructed in a single piece, eliminating fasteners and joints, lowering weight and reducing maintenance. The lower wing skins are comprised of several panels and incorporate a number of complex design features. All skins are being manufactured at GKN Aerospace’s advanced machined structures facility in Wellington, Kansas, USA, using the country’s longest multi-spindle gantry machining centre.