Honeywell nacelle system contract awarded

GKN Aerospace (Cowes, Isle of Wight, U.K.) announced on July 22 that it has won a lifetime contract expected to be worth more than $750 million (USD) with Honeywell Engines (Phoenix, Ariz.) for nacelle systems on the latter's HTF7000-series business jet turbofan engine. GKN Aerospace CEO Marcus Bryson says this is t

GKN Aerospace (Cowes, Isle of Wight, U.K.) announced on July 22 that it has won a lifetime contract expected to be worth more than $750 million (USD) with Honeywell Engines (Phoenix, Ariz.) for nacelle systems on the latter's HTF7000-series business jet turbofan engine. GKN Aerospace CEO Marcus Bryson says this is the latest of three major contracts recently awarded to GKN, pointing out that this same nacelle system, when the new contract goes into production, will fly on three separate business aircraft. According to Bryson, the company is confident that the total value of his company's work commitments with Honeywell will considerably exceed $1 billion (USD). GKN Aerospace also supplies this nacelle system to Honeywell for the Bombardier CL300 jet, of which more than 215 already have been delivered to operators worldwide.

This latest contract covers the design adaptation, certification, testing and delivery of the nacelle system, which includes the engine inlet, fan cowl doors, thrust reverser and engine build unit (EBU) components. First delivery of test hardware is scheduled to take place late next year. Production deliveries will commence in 2012. Deliveries are forecast to continue beyond 2027. GKN Aerospace will deliver the complete HTF7500E propulsion system, podded into the nacelle, direct to the customer's assembly line. Work will largely be carried out at GKN's Isle of Wight facility in the U.K.