in Maintenance

Paris Airshow: GKN Aerospace expands RRSP contract with Pratt & Whitney

Posted 18 June 2019 · Add Comment

GKN Aerospace is expanding its Risk and Revenue Sharing Partnership (RRSP) with Pratt & Whitney for the PW1500G and PW1900G engines, adding the Fabricated Fan Case Mount Ring and the Fan Spacer to its workshare.

 

These systems will feature GKN Aerospace’s latest technologies on additive manufacturing (AM) and composites.

The original RRSP agreement for the PW1900G engine that powers the Embraer E190-E2 aircraft, and the PW1500G engine that powers the Airbus A220 aircraft, represents a share in the engine program. Under the agreement GKN Aerospace is responsible for the design and manufacture of the turbine exhaust case (TEC) and intermediate compressor case (IMC) along with the manufacture of the engine’s low pressure turbine (LPT) shaft. This contract expands GKN Aerospace’s involvement in these programs and reinforces the company’s role as a long-term supplier of engine components for Pratt & Whitney.

GKN Aerospace also has RRSPs in place with Pratt & Whitney for components for the PW1100G-JM engine which equips the Airbus A320neo family aircraft, and the PW1200G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Component commonality across the GTF engine family speeds development, simplifies certification and eases maintenance for Pratt & Whitney and its operator customers.

Joakim Andersson, CEO GKN Aerospace Engine Systems said: “This agreement is a milestone and it reaffirms the success of the engine participation programs. We are proud to be part of the P&W team and to expand our longstanding relationship. GKN Aerospace’s Technology enables a huge reduction in source material use, and lifecycle energy cost, contributing to reduced CO2 emissions in the manufacturing process. This represents the largest fully automated deposition of AM to be certified on commercial aircraft and is a huge milestone for GKN Aerospace in the use of this exciting technology, paving the way for many opportunities to come.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

International players behind Libya’s drone war

Strikes are taking place every day in Libya’s deadly drone war. In the first conflict where unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are making up the bulk of the air operations, both sides have successfully attacked opposition aircraft. Alan

African airlines’ traffic climbed 1.8% in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for October 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.4% compared to the year-ago period.

SAA to enter into business rescue

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that the Board of Directors of SAA has adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue at the earliest opportunity.

Just the ticket for tourism - or is it?

A new agreement among African states seeks to link the growth of air transport and tourism – but more has to be done to improve the continent’s aviation infrastructure. Alan Dron reports.

Air Senegal receives second A330neo

Air Senegal has taken delivery of its second A330neo. Anuradha Deenapanray Chappard reports.

African freight carriers see fastest growth of any region in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

TAA SK0104311219
See us at
AVAFA20BT2207050320AVMENA20 BT1309100620