Aernnova’s Acquisition Of GE Aviation’s Aerostructures Business


Slaughter and May advised GE Aviation on an agreement to sell its aerostructures business at Hamble, UK to Aernnova.

The Hamble facility is a leading supplier of major civil and military aircraft structures in hi-tech composites, metallic, acrylics and hybrid structures.

The disposal also includes specific assets at GE Aviation’s facility in Suzhou, China, and the Suzhou facility will continue to manufacture components for the Airbus A320 and A350 XWB programs for the sold business.

GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio, outside Cincinnati. GE Aviation is among the top aircraft engine suppliers, and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft.

Aernnova Aerospace manufactures aircraft components. The Company offers wings, rear fuselage, empennages, movable surfaces, nacelles, and other metallic components. Aernnova Aerospace serves customers worldwide.

The Slaughter and May team included Corporate: Nilufer von Bismarck (Picture), David Plant (associate), Stephanie Crossley (trainee), Imogen Green (trainee); IP/IT: Susie Middlemiss (partner), Ian Ranson (associate), Georgina Hoy (associate); Pensions and Employment: Padraig Cronin (partner), Rosemary Nelson (associate), Christian Davies (associate), Chris Sharpe (associate); Real Estate: John Nevin (partner), Samantha Brady (senior counsel), Ben Redding (associate), Richard Keczkes (associate); Tax: Dominic Robertson (partner), Sarah Osprey (associate).

Involved fees earner: Samantha Brady – Slaughter and May; Padraig Cronin – Slaughter and May; Christian Davies – Slaughter and May; Georgina Hoy – Slaughter and May; Richard Keczkes – Slaughter and May; Susie Middlemiss – Slaughter and May; Rosemary Nelson – Slaughter and May; John Nevin – Slaughter and May; Sarah Osprey – Slaughter and May; David Plant – Slaughter and May; Ian Ranson – Slaughter and May; Ben Redding – Slaughter and May; Dominic Robertson – Slaughter and May; Chris Sharpe – Slaughter and May; Nilufer von Bismarck – Slaughter and May;

Law Firms: Slaughter and May;

Clients: GE Aviation;