GKN Aerospace Norway AS, as a part of GKN Aerospace, manufactures complex and vital jet engine components. More than two thirds of the airplanes with more than 100 seats use their components and assemblies, with the main market being civil large passenger airplanes. Located in Kongsberg, it employs around 500 highly skilled employees and had a 1.560M€ turnover in 2015. It is expected that the defects reduction in the shaft production line to be achieved by the ForZDM project will simplify the transition at GKN to higher production rates foreseen for the next years. Furthermore, GKN Aerospace Norway is in charge of the project coordination. GKN website