GKN Aerospace have won a contract from Triumph Aerostructures, Vought Aircraft Division, a subsidiary of Triumph Grouup to design, build and supply composite winglets and ailerons for the Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 long range business jets.
The ailerons will be developed and produced at GKN Aerospace’s wing structures operation based in Munich while the winglets are to be produced by the company’s team on the Isle of Wight in the UK.
Marcus Bryson, the CEO for GKN Aerospace, comments
We are very proud to have received this contract from Triumph Aerostructures for the winglets and ailerons on this high performance aircraft. These items will make an important contribution to the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft achieving their industry-leading range, speed, fuel burn and emissions goals.
Winglet design and build is a growing area of the GKN Aerospace business activity. The company is already providing winglets for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft and supplies winglets for a number of other aircraft platforms.