GKN Aerospace has extended its agreement with Rolls-Royce to design and supply intermediate compressor cases (ICC) for the Trent XWB-84 engine.
The multi-million dollar agreement extends the existing risk and revenue sharing partnership between Rolls-Royce and GKN, whose engine systems business has supplied the ICC for the Trent since the beginning of the Trent XWB-84 engine programme.
GKN said it has used up to date design methodologies and fabrication technologies including additive manufacturing processes and new welding techniques to create the ICC.
First deliveries of the ICC to Rolls-Royce for the engine are scheduled for early 2018.
This Trent XWB-84 will power the A350-900 family aircraft due to enter into service in early 2020.