GKN Aerospace has opened a new facility in Southern Malaysia.
GKN Aerospace has opened a new facility in Southern Malaysia.

GKN Aerospace has opened a new aero engine component repair and research facility in the state of Johor, Southern Malaysia. The facility will open in 2019 and will service engine fan blades and fan discs for commercial aircraft.

The expansion is an important part of GKN Aerospace’s long-term growth strategy, The company says.

GKN Aerospace intends to add research capability to the facility and will work with local institutes to adopt new technologies.

The company currently operates six facilities in Asia, delivering wiring systems, transparencies and services in China, India, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey. 

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