GKN Aerospace has efficiently accomplished the primary engine run of the state-of-the-art RM16 engine that can energy the JAS 39 Gripen E. This landmark allows GKN Aerospace to ship full RM16 product help to the Swedish Armed Forces, guaranteeing engine availability for future Swedish Air Pressure missions. GKN Aerospace has been collaborating with GE and SAAB to construct up the mandatory infrastructure to help the RM16. The RM16 is predicated on the Basic Electrical F414 aero-engine that powers the F-18 Tremendous Hornet. FMV chosen GKN Aerospace to be the product help and MRO supplier for the RM16 in 2020 with the goal to make the most of synergies between the RM12 and the RM16 engine as a lot as attainable.

Göran Mårtensson, Director Basic of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, mentioned: “Air defence is an important a part of the Armed Forces’ operational functionality as we proceed to guard Sweden. GKN Aerospace has lengthy been an essential provider within the plane engine area, and I’m satisfied that it’s each economically and operationally the very best answer to retain this functionality in Sweden, particularly with the present ranges of uncertainty around the globe.”


RM16 Turbofan engine in take a look at rig

Martin Wänblom, VP Operations for GKN Aerospace Sweden mentioned: “Immediately is a crucial landmark in our proud historical past to help the JAS 39 Gripen platform. It’s nice that the primary RM16 engine take a look at has been a hit and we’re trying ahead to help the Armed Forces and the Gripen System within the coming years.”

GKN Aerospace is OEM (Authentic Gear Producer) and a long-term service supplier for the RM12 engine and holder of the army kind certificates (MTC). The choice reinforces GKN Aerospace’s distinctive place and in depth expertise in aero-engine help. It successfully signifies that technical help and upkeep for all variations of the Gripen aero-engines might be out there in Trollhättan,Sweden. GKN Aerospace can be the OEM and kind certificates holder of the Gripen C/D RM12 aero-engine and has been supporting the RM12 aero-engines because the first Gripen plane went into service in 1997. GKN Aerospace employs 2200 folks in Trollhättan, Sweden, of which about 200 work in its army engines design and help enterprise.