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Exova has long supported GKN, a leading supplier in the global aerospace supply chain, providing technically demanding solutions in support of the development and application of composite materials.
Exova has worked closely with GKN Aerospace over a long period to perfect the aft composite spar and fixed trailing edge material properties of the new Airbus A350 XWB commercial airliner. GKN then approached Exova with a requirement for production release testing of these advanced composite sections.
The two companies signed a five-year long term agreement that will see Exova, through a range of technically demanding composite testing methods, provide the production release testing for each of the aircraft’s six spar sections
- Exova is supporting GKN in assuring OTD of completed wings to the Airbus facility in Toulouse as A350 development accelerates towards production.
- Working to just-in-time (JIT) processes, it is critical that GKN can rely on a partner that meets both quality standards and demanding turnaround times, helping to avoid costly production delays.