GKN Aerospace yesterday said it will assume ownership and operational control of Airbus's former UK-based wing component and assemblies manufacturing plant at Filton. The move follows European regulatory approval and is projected to double GKN's order book for large civil aircraft structures. The Filton site has 1,500 employees and brings GKN's global workforce to 10,000. "This is just the first day in our long-term plan to grow the Filton operation and the capabilities of our team here to ...

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