GKN at a glance.

GKN Aerospace.

GKN Aerospace is a world leading global first tier supplier of airframe and engine structures, components, assemblies and transparencies to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors and other first tier suppliers. It operates in three main product areas: aerostructures, engine components/sub-systems and special products.


  • Integrated aerostructures, including wing and flight control surface sub-assemblies and fuselage structures and surfaces.
  • Fixed and rotating propulsion products for aircraft engines; fan cases, blades, exhaust systems and nacelles.
  • Transparencies including specially coated cockpit and cabin windows.
  • Niche products such as ice protection, fuel systems and flotation devices.


Our strategy is to focus investment in core market technology development and application, to:

  • exploit our strong positions on existing programmes for new aircraft and pursue long-term contracts on selective high-growth and long-running platforms;
  • develop new technologies for future commercial and defence aircraft, improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and minimise the environmental impact of aviation; and
  • expand into adjacent markets with similar product technologies and manufacturing capabilities.

Number of employees: 8,500

Locations: Operational in 27 locations across five countries.