Truimph Aerostructures awards contract to GKN Aerospace for Global 7000 and 8000

Terry Spruce

GKN Aerospace has won a
contract from Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division, a subsidiary
of Triumph Group, covering the design, build and supply of composite winglets
and ailerons for the Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 ultra long-range
business jets.

The ailerons will be
developed and manufactured at GKN Aerospace’s Munich
wing structures facility in Germany,
with the winglets activity being undertaken by the company on the Isle of
Wight, UK.

Marcus Bryson, chief
executive officer, GKN Aerospace and Land Systems said: “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.”

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