GKN Aerospace signs contract with Snecma
GKN Aerospace has gained a £10 million contract to supply Silvercrest engine cases to Snecma (Safran) in France.
The first of the engine cases will be to Snecma at Villeroche in France delivered by the end of this month and deliveries will be ramped up as the engine is introduced into service in 2016. The Silvercrest engine will power the new Cessna Citation Longitude business aircraft.
Odd 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 techniques.”