GKN Aerospace has signed a long term agreement
with Snecma to manufacture low pressure turbine (LPT)
cases for their new Silvercrest large/long range business jet
First deliveries of cases to Snecma, Villaroche, will take
place this month, ramping up as the engine is introduced into
service through 2016.
GKN Aerospace is a risk and revenue sharing
partner with Snecma in the CFM56 programme, and has been the
sole supplier of LPT cases for the CFM56 since 1986.
Tore Kurverud, President, GKN Engine Systems - Norway, said,
“This contract win extends our 25 year-long partnership with Snecma on the CFM56 programme - for which we have reliably
delivered high-quality LPT cases in large volumes. This has
clearly supported a decision to involve us on this important new
engine programme. In addition, although the Silvercrest engine is
significantly smaller than the CFM56, in producing this LPT case
we will employ many of the same skilled metal manufacturing
The GKN Aerospace - Engine Systems business
has delivered more than 10,000 low pressure turbine cases for
commercial and military engines worldwide.
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