GKN Aerospace announced recently at the Paris Airshow that it has expanded its Risk and Revenue Sharing Partnership (RRSP) with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., for the PW1500G and PW1900G engines, adding the Fabricated Fan Case Mount Ring and the Fan Spacer to its workshare. These systems will feature GKN Aerospace’s latest technologies on additive manufacturing (AM) and composites. Process automation technologies enable high rate production in Trollhättan (SE), Newington and Cromwell (USA).
The original RRSP agreement for the PW1900G engine that powers the Embraer E190-E2 aircraft, and the PW1500G engine that powers the Airbus A220 aircraft, represents a share in the engine program. Under the agreement, GKN Aerospace is responsible for the design and manufacture of the turbine exhaust case (TEC) and intermediate compressor case (IMC) along with the manufacture of the engine’s low pressure turbine (LPT) shaft. This contract expands GKN Aerospace’s involvement in these programs and reinforces the company’s role as a long-term supplier of engine components for Pratt & Whitney.