GKN, along with Comac subsidiary SAMC (Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company) and AVIC International (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) have signed a framework agreement to establish a joint venture for aerostructures manufacturing in China.

The joint venture is scheduled to begin production in an as-yet undecided location and will make products for the civil aerospace market.

GKN Aerospace also recently opened a new wiring systems plant in Pune, India and an aero-engine repair and research plant in Johor Malaysia. GKN Aerospace now operates seven facilities in Asia.

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