* Award adds Boeing 767 and 777 to Goodrich retrofit list
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation
(NYSE: GR) announced today that it has been selected by British Airways to
provide cockpit door video surveillance systems for its long-range aircraft.
This includes the airline's Boeing 747, 767 and 777 aircraft as well as their
Concorde aircraft. The airline is the second transcontinental operator to
select Goodrich for their video surveillance system needs. The award also
marks the first use of Goodrich video surveillance systems in Boeing 767 and
777 aircraft. The Goodrich-developed systems will provide real-time video
monitoring of the cockpit door entry and forward galley area to the flight
crew. Deliveries will begin in July 2002. Systems could appear in
operational service as early as September 2002.
"The British Airways system will use a pop-up display located inside a
cockpit-mounted rear pedestal," said Jerry Witowski, President of Goodrich
Sensor Systems. "Our ability to quickly and cost effectively develop this
unique approach was a major factor in the British Airways selection," he
"Goodrich offered the best combination of low cost and immediate delivery
for their surveillance systems. This, combined with the company's excellent
customer service, made them the right choice," said Doug Blackburn, British
Airways Procurement Manager.
The video surveillance system consists of a color display with an
integrated video computer, 2-3 video cameras depending on aircraft type and a
system controller. An infrared light source built into the video cameras
allows video monitoring in 0.0-lux lighting conditions.
Goodrich was selected by Airbus earlier this year to provide video
surveillance systems for all new production Airbus aircraft models.
Aftermarket retrofit kits are now being certified for all Airbus aircraft and
Boeing 747-400, 767 and 777 aircraft.
With 2001 aerospace sales of $4.2 billion, Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR)
is a leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Goodrich is ranked by Fortune
magazine as one of the "Most Admired" aerospace companies and is included on
Forbes magazine's "Platinum List" of America's best big companies. For more
information visit http://www.goodrich.com.
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