(03 Jun 2021)
GKN Aerospace has reached an important milestone in
its collaboration with Eviation (USA) by delivering the first fully-integrated wings, empennage and
electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for the Alice
The wings and empennage feature advanced
composite technology and are the first delivered by GKN Aerospace
as fully integrated structures.
The build and
assembly was supported with products manufactured in Cowes,
Filton, Western Approach and Hoogerheide (NL), whilst final assembly and
integration was completed at the brand new £32 million Global Technology
Centre in Bristol, England.
John Pritchard President Civil Airframe, GKN
Aerospace, said, “The development of all-electric aircraft is a
game-changer. This first delivery is not only an important
milestone in our collaboration with Eviation, but also in the
quest for more sustainable and environmentally friendly aviation.
GKN Aerospace is proud to bring its wealth of experience in design
and certification, as well as technology leadership, to achieve
The Eviation Alice’s maiden flight is scheduled to
take off later this year.
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