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GKN Engineering Center In Bangalore, India Growing Quickly

 - June 16, 2013, 5:00 AM
GKN Aerospace site office in Bangalore, GKN rear trailing edge for Airbus A350.

A growing need to access top engineering expertise, which exists in India today, has led GKN Aerospace to launch a new engineering center in Bangalore with around 100 skilled engineers, of which 70 will be transferred from its new Engine Operations (formerly Volvo Aero) office, according to a GKN spokeswoman.

GKN Aerospace’s (Chalet B73 Hall 2b F169) involvement on the Airbus A350 XWB includes the design, development and manufacture of the aircraft’s composite rear wing spars, manufacture of the composite components for the wing’s inboard and outboard flaps, manufacture of Rolls-Royce Trent XWB structures including thrust struts, inner core fairings and blisks.

“Our excellent team of suppliers who have worked with us to create the innovative structures and components…are helping Airbus realize a real step change in fuel efficiency and emissions with the A350 XWB,” said Marcus Bryson, CEO of GKN Aerospace and Land Systems.