GKN Aerospace has shipped the first aero-engine components from its site in Johor, Malaysia. The CFM56 low-pressure compressor components have been delivered to an Asian engine MRO service provider.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued the base certification to GKN Aerospace’s Johor facility in Malaysia for the repair of CFM56 aero-engine parts earlier this year. Site certification process for additional FAA certifications is on track.
The Johor site employs approximately 70 people and will be the GKN Aerospace Repair Centre for customers in the APAC region, servicing engine low-pressure compressor (LPC) components for the CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500.
The facility will complement GKN Aerospace’s existing component repair facility in San Diego, CA. The site has an important strategic growth role in GKN Aerospace’s global manufacturing and development footprint in Asia and will also be home to additional capabilities including research and development activities around the application of additive manufacturing technology into engine parts repair.Email Post to a Friend