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GKN Aerospace signs agreement with Safran Aircraft Engines

Leap 1A engine ©Safran

GKN Aerospace has strengthened its long-term partnership with engine-maker Safran, after signing a decade-long agreement to expand its support for the LEAP engines.

The contract covers new shafts and spare part production for the Leap 1A variant for the Airbus A320neo aircraft, with the expectation to produce similar components for the LEAP 1B for the Boeing 737-MAX aircraft in the future.

Alexander Andersson, Senior Vice President of GKN Aerospace’s Engines business, said: “This is a significant agreement and another important milestone in our partnership with Safran.

“The LEAP is at the forefront of the industry and we are proud to increase our presence on the engine today, while continuing to explore new technology development for the next-generation RISE engine.”

Dominique Dupuy, Senior Vice President, Purchasing for Safran Aircraft Engines, said: “We are satisfied with our partnership with GKN, which began several decades ago and continues with the manufacture of rotating parts for the LEAP programs.”