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Global Technology Centre, the aerospace’s UK technology hub

GKN Aerospace has taken ownership of its new GTC in Bristol, it will focus on additive manufacturing (AM), advanced composites, assembly and industry 4.0 processes

GKN Aerospace has taken ownership of its new Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol after the keys were officially handed over by developers St Francis Group.

The new GTC - funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and £15m commitment from the UK Government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute - will be fully kitted out over the next year and will open in the second half of 2021.

It will be GKN Aerospace’s UK technology hub and represents a major commitment to developing the sustainable aerospace technology of the future. The centre will focus on additive manufacturing (AM), advanced composites, assembly and industry 4.0 processes to enable the high rate production of aircraft structures.

The Global Technology Centre will maintain GKN Aerospace’s position at the forefront of technology development for the next generation of energy efficient aircraft.

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