SINGAPORE, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Asian Aerospace 2006 --
As the Airbus A380 takes to the skies at Asian Aerospace this week, a wide
variety of technology from Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will be on board.
Goodrich is one of the world's largest suppliers of landing systems and
provides both the main body and wing landing gear for the A380. Though
Goodrich was already a major supplier for Airbus, it was the first time the
company had been selected to provide landing gear for an Airbus aircraft. The
components for the landing gear system are produced by Goodrich's Landing Gear
division and involve manufacturing facilities in Oakville, Ontario, Canada;
Cleveland, Ohio; Tullahoma, Tennessee; and Krosno, Poland. The final gear
integration takes place at the Goodrich facility in Toulouse, France before
delivery to Airbus' final assembly line.
Along with providing state of the art main landing gear for the A380,
Goodrich is also launching the next generation of evacuation systems with its
A380 work package. Goodrich will supply 16 evacuation slide systems per
Goodrich is also supplying innovative High-Density Discharge (HID) and
LED-based exterior lighting, award-winning variable frequency technology for
the aircraft's power generation system (through its Aerolec joint venture with
Thales) and flight controls that take advantage of the latest power by wire
technology. And Goodrich will provide the primary and standby air data
systems. The primary air data system will feature Goodrich SmartProbe(TM)
technology, which uses innovative multi-function sensing probes to increase
reliability while reducing overall weight, drag and airline maintenance costs.
Goodrich is also providing an automatic ice detection system, and will
bring its experience in aircraft materials and structures to bear in the
development of the aircraft's cargo system and with several structural
components. Most recently, Goodrich was selected by Airbus to provide the
aircraft's cockpit occupancy and cabin attendant seating.
Goodrich Aerostructures team will also provide the sail fairing, or Rear
Secondary Structure, an aerodynamic surface that serves to reduce drag
associated with the trailing edge of the A380's pylon. It also encloses a
number of aircraft systems which must be easily accessible through various
doors and removable panels. The company will provide the aft pylon fairing,
which also reduces aircraft drag and protects the primary and secondary pylon
structures from temperature extremes. In addition, Goodrich will provide the
center and rear fan case sections for the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine option
on the A380.
Furthermore, as the A380 enters service, Goodrich's Component Support
network and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facilities are being equipped to
provide the aftermarket services necessary to keep the A380 in the skies.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of
systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets.
With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the
industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide
manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit
SOURCE Goodrich Corporation; GR - Airframe Systems; GR - Electronic Systems;
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