Tallassee Tribune: Roby visits GKN

May 9, 2018
Roby in the News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) spoke to GKN Aerospace employees on Wednesday, May 2, about a very important upcoming project. Afterwards she checked out the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 simulator.

“These hardworking men and women perform vital work on the UH-60 at Sikorsky, and now on the F-35 that will soon be flown by the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field in Montgomery,” said Roby. “Because of their important work to support these critical missions, our lunch event featured an F-35 cockpit simulator. I was absolutely thrilled to ‘fly’ it myself and to join the GKN employees in seeing firsthand what they work so hard towards.”

GKN Aerospace Alabama is recognized as one of the world leaders in the design, testing, manufacturing and assembly of a diverse range of high-performance composite structures for a range of civil, military, commercial and space programs.

With 17,000 employees in 52 manufacturing locations in 14 countries around the world, GKN Aerospace is a global company. All major aircraft and engine manufacturers rely on their advanced technologies. GKN Aerospace’s aerostructures, engine systems and special products improve the performance of more than 100,000 flights every day.