GKN signs technology deal for Sonic Cruiser


By Daniel Morrissey FARNBOROUGH, England, July 24 (Reuters) - GKN Plc said on Wednesday that Boeing Co selected its lighter and stronger air frame components, which can withstand extreme heat, to help develop its proposed futuristic Sonic Cruiser jet. GKN Aerospace Services, a unit of automotive and aerospace firm GKN, said it was the first British company to join the technology development team for the jet which Boeing plans to fly 20 percent faster than conventional passenger jets. ...

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