The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the base certification to GKN Aerospace’s Johor facility in Malaysia for the repair of CFM56 aero-engine parts.
The site will focus on servicing engine low-pressure compressor (LPC) components for the CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500 engines. The facility will complement GKN Aerospace’s existing component repair facility in El Cajon, California. In addition, the Johor site, in collaboration with other GKN Aerospace sites and local universities, will research the application of additive manufacturing technology into engine parts repair.
Around 70 employees are currently on site in Malaysia to support the initial phase of the business. Strong growth in capabilities and people is expected over the coming years. GKN Aerospace has invested US$30 million in both the facility and its state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. The expansion to Asia is an important part of GKN Aerospace’s long-term growth strategy and global operating model.Email Post to a Friend