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GKN Aerospace's Mexicali composites facility gains Nadcap accreditation

News International-French

20 May 2015

The company's composites manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico, has received Performance Review Institute (PRI) Nadcap accreditation for the composite fabrication activities at the site.

PRI Nadcap provides recognized aerospace industry accreditation for companies that manufacture high quality aerospace products using specialized processes. Nadcap is a cooperative industry effort administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI) that provides quality assurance throughout the global aerospace and defense industries.

At the GKN Aerospace Mexicali composites site the Nadcap approval process has benchmarked the quality of a number of processes including: hand lay-up and curing of prepreg composite materials and adhesive bonding of composite structures.

The Mexicali composites manufacturing facility employs 120 people and produces structures for the Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter, Honeywell HTF7000 and other commercial programs. The site was established in 2012 with the aim of exceeding 100 employees by 2017.

In total GKN Aerospace employs 450 people in Mexico where the company has three facilities. The two additional sites manufacture engine fan cases, containment cases, fan ducts and shroud assemblies for major aero-engine primes such as Honeywell, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and Allison.

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