GKN and AJ Walter seal component repair pact

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GKN Aerospace is to become the preferred supplier of composite and metallic structural repairs for parts specialist AJW Aviation's repair and overhaul customers.

The two sides have signed a five-year agreement to this effect, under which GKN's facility at Cowes in the UK will repair components held in stock by AJW.

GKN says that, through the agreement, operators will have direct access to a "vast stock" of

replacement aircraft components, including flight surfaces, fairings, undercarriage doors and panels.

"We will be able to offer an exchange service to operators which will alleviate critical concerns surrounding aircraft down-time," it adds.