GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia.
GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia.

GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia. The company says that it has invested $30 million in the site, equipment and technologies as part of its long-term growth strategy and global operating model.

While the site will initially focus on servicing engine low-pressure compressor (LPC) components for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 and V2500 aircraft, research will be centred around the application of additive manufacturing (AM) technology into engine parts repair, GKN says. The facility will complement GKN Aerospace’s existing component repair facility in San Diego, CA to meet growing demand in the Asia Pacific region.

GKN Aerospace operates six facilities in Asia, delivering wiring systems, transparencies and services in China, India, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey.

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