Aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker.
Aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker.

Aerospace manufacturer GKN Fokker is reportedly celebrating its centenary. Exactly 100 years ago, aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker registered the Nederlandsche Vliegtuigenfabriek company which led to the formation of Fokker, the company said. 

 GKN Fokker was fully integrated into GKN Aerospace in 2015 and covers aerostructures, engine systems and special technologies. Currently. 400 Fokker aircraft are operational worldwide, according to GKN. It has 3,300 Dutch employees across seven Dutch sites and is reportedly a major contributor to the economy of the Netherlands.

‘100 years on, we have achieved the dream of our founder, with our future firmly built on the foundation of a century of innovation,’ said John Pritchard, CEO GKN Aerospace ASEA. ‘We are perfectly positioned to shape a sustainable aerospace future together.’

This story uses material from GKN, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.