New GKN Aerospace facility delivers first jet engine


The new GKN Aerospace facility delivers its first jet engine, a Honeywell HTF7250 destined to power a Gulfstream G280.

On 4 March 2014, GKN Aerospace’s new bizjet engine integration facility in Phoenix, Arizona made its first delivery. The facility supplied Honeywell HTF7250 engines, fully integrated into GKN Aerospace designed and manufactured nacelle systems, to Gulfstream for the G280 super mid-sized business jet.

By mid-2014, the facility will be performing all podding of HTF7000 engines into GKN Aerospace nacelles, delivering propulsion system, on Honeywell’s behalf, directly to the airframe end customer assembly line for business jets such as the G280 as well as the Bombardier CL350 and the Embraer Legacy 450/500.

Neil McManus, CEO, GKN Aerospace – Europe and Special Products said: “We are delighted to make this first delivery for the impressive G280 airframe from our new purpose-built facility situated alongside our customer, Honeywell.”

“We are looking forward to seeing the site reach full production capability later this year, able to integrate our uniquely adaptable, multi-application nacelle with HTF7000 engines for all Honeywell’s airframe customers,” added McManus.