Airbus picks Goodrich for A350 XWB external video

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Goodrich will provide the external video system for Airbus A350 XWB aircraft through its latest deal with the airframer.

The contract is expected to generate more than $1 billion in original equipment and aftermarket revenue, Goodrich says.

Sensors and integrated systems teams in Burnsville, Minnesota and Toulouse, France will develop the systems.

The system will integrate and process video information inside and outside aircraft using three externally-mounted digital video cameras and two concentrator-multiplexer for video avionics modules, which receive information from the external video cameras, internal cabin video sources and the on-board information system.

Footage is processed into high-quality video and sent to the flight deck for viewing by the flight crew.

Goodrich's other A350 XWB contracts include the nacelle and thrust reverser system, air data system (ADS) and ice detection system. The company also has a $3-billion deal to supply wheels and carbon brakes for the aircraft family.