GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair
and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia.
At the Farnborough Air
Show in July of this year, GKN Aerospace announced the
establishment of the aero-engine repair site, and the creation of
150 jobs growing to 300 within two years. A team of 15 people has
been built to date.
site will initially focus on servicing engine low pressure
compressor (LPC) components for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500 and
will be operational in 2019.
Research will be centered around the
application of additive manufacturing technology into engine parts
repair. The facility will complement GKN Aerospace’s existing
component repair facility in San Diego, CA to meet growing demand
in the Asia Pacific region, with investments targeting the growth
in the single aisle market expected in the region.
Andersson CEO GKN Aerospace Engine Systems said, “We are proud to
extend our global presence with this new site in Malaysia. This
new facility highlights our commitment to support our customers in
Asia. This will definitely lead to exciting growth opportunities.
We thank the Government of Malaysia for the excellent
collaboration and for supporting and facilitating our decision to
locate in their country”
GKN Aerospace already operates six
facilities in Asia, delivering wiring systems, transparencies and
services in China, India, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey. With
this latest expansion, GKN Aerospace’s engine
systems business will have its first site in the Asia Pacific