Aerostar Receives GKN Aerospace Supplier Award

July 20, 2016

Aerostar S.A - the leading Romanian aerospace company - has been named as GKN Aerospace’s premier supplier for 2015/16.

Announcing the award at last week’s Farnborough International Airshow, Rob Soen, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management for GKN Aerospace commented: “The Aerostar team has demonstrated consistent and exceptional support for our business. They have recognised the need to work closely with us and, as a result of this partnership, their performance across all aspects of their work, has been outstanding”.

Aerostar has worked as a Tier 2 supplier to GKN Aerospace and Fokker Technologies for many years. It currently supplies some 50 percent of the production of A320 family inner flap shroud boxes which are delivered to GKN Aerospace’s Filton factory in the United Kingdom.

For Fokker Technologies, a GKN Aerospace business unit, Aerostar produces surface control assemblies, airbrakes and spoilers for the Falcon 7X business jet and also landing gear doors for the Gulfstream 450 and 500 business jets.

Acknowledging the receipt of this award, Mr Grigore Filip, General Director of Aerostar stated: “Our continued investment in modernisation and technological and organisational development, which accounted for 10 percent of turnover in 2015, means we are now a more competitive company, more cost-effective and well placed to meet the demands of our varied customers.

“We are now a significant supplier to major aerospace programmes and have the strength and competence to manage the risks associated with business growth.

“We are delighted that our efforts have been recognised by this prestigious award from GKN Aerospace which is one of our major customers and one of the world’s most successful Tier 1 aerospace companies.”