Avonmouth factory to close

GKN Westland Aerospace is to close its factory at Avonmouth, near Bristol, in September. The factory, which employs 300 people, makes wing and engine parts for Rolls-Royce and the Airbus airliner consortium. Production will be transferred to plants at Cowes on the Isle of Wight and Alabama in the US.

GKN Westland Aerospace is to close its factory at Avonmouth, near Bristol, in September. The factory, which employs 300 people, makes wing and engine parts for Rolls-Royce and the Airbus airliner consortium. Production will be transferred to plants at Cowes on the Isle of Wight and Alabama in the US.