Rolls-Royce in materials joint venture with GKN

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LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) - British engine maker Rolls-Royce Group Plc said on Wednesday it and British engineer GKN Plc had formed a joint venture to research and develop the use of composite materials in aero engine fan blades. Rolls-Royce will fund and own 51 per cent of the project, into which 11 million pounds ($22 million) will be invested. "Composite technology research that this organisation will undertake is aimed at delivering light-weight and low-cost fan blades for engines for ...

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