GKN Aerospace launches UK fuel tank repair shop
GKN Aerospace today announces the launch of a ‘one stop' repair service for fixed and rotary wing flexible fuel tanks which aims to halve the repair times typically experienced by operators across the UK and Europe.
The new service - the only facility of its kind in the UK today - will offer fast, effective, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Design Organisation Part 21 approved repair of all types of flexible fuel tank, including self-sealing, crash worthy and explosion supressing products. The service will operate alongside GKN Aerospace's market-leading fuel system manufacturing activity in Portsmouth, UK.
Phil Swash, President and CEO, Aerostructures - Europe, GKN Aerospace explains: "Our new facility has been set up in response to the growing demand from the civil and para-military, as well as military, markets for a single point of repair for all types of fuel tank to streamline the repair process. We have been the leading supplier of flexible fuel tanks and fuel systems for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft for many years and have always provided full maintenance support for our own products and customers. We are now offering this specialist expertise to the broader market."
GKN Aerospace is a world leader in fuel storage and protection with its flexible fuel tanks and systems. The company provides a wide range of fuel bladders, tanks and cells to suit different requirements, incorporating self-sealing, crash resistant or explosion suppression technologies. It also designs and builds partial and complete fuel systems from the fuel inlet through to the engine, providing conditioned fuel for many platform types, including helicopters, armoured vehicles, special forces' patrol vehicles, small aircraft and UAVs.
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