Gulfstream picks GKN Aerospace for G500 and G600 wing skins


Gulfstream's G500 and G600

GKN Aerospace has been selected by Gulfstream Aerospace to supply the wing skins for its new G500 and G600 ultra-long range business jets.

The G500 and G600 upper wing skins are constructed in a single piece, eliminating fasteners and joints, lowering weight and reducing maintenance.

All skins are being manufactured at GKN Aerospace’s advanced machined structures facility in Wellington, Kansas, using the country’s longest multi-spindle gantry machining centre.

Daniele Cagnatel, chief executive officer, GKN Aerospace – Aerostructures North America said: “Our success here is founded on the depth of expertise we have in long bed machining and wing skin manufacture. At the latest count we have produced over 5000 wing skins at our Wellington facility, including skins for Gulfstream’s award-winning G550 aircraft.”

“This important new contract reinforces our relationship with Gulfstream and this is a relationship we aim to foster and grow for the long term. This contract also represents a major development in our strategic drive to increase our presence in the business jet market,” added Cagnatel.