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GKN & Hafei cooperation

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25 Jun 2012

Recently, the British GKN Airlines CEO Mr.Phil Swash visited China Aviation Industry Hafei, and met Hafei deputy general manager Liu Guanglin and Hafei HTF7500E project team.

Mr.Phil Swash says, expand the Asian business is a very important part in GKN development strategy. Hafei as the first China aviation enterprise working with GKN has attracted special attention. I hope HTF7500E project is the first step to success for both parties.


Mr.Phil Swash says that he brought in a learning attitude to visit Hafei. He would like to have a look of Hafei composite material manufacturing capacity. Airbus and Rolls-Royce are also GKN very important strategic partners. We are curious about what they are doing with Hafei.


After the meeting, Mr.Phil Swash visited the 45 workshop, Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing center.


GKN is a global engineering group – the technologies and products are at the heart of vehicles and aircraft produced by the world’s leading manufacturers. GKN operates four divisions: GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Aerospace and GKN Land Systems.


In November 5th, 2008, Hafei and GKN signed subcontract at the Zhuhai air show to produce composite nacelle system for Honey Well HTF7500 engine development. According to the contract, Hafei will provide GKN with 1350 nacelle systems from 2011 to 2028.


Due to the material supply problems the project currently just started the parts test production, and is expected to be delivered the 1st October 2012.


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