General Electric has selected Goodrich to supply nacelle systems for Lockheed C-5 Galaxy transports to be re-engined with CF6-80C2 turbofans. Including an earlier contract from Lockheed Martin to provide the engine pylons, the US Air Force's C-5 Reliability and Re-engining Programme (RERP) is potentially worth more than $800 million to Goodrich.

The initial contract for over $15 million covers the supply of nacelle systems for four C-5Bs to be re-engined under the $1.1 billion RERP system development and demonstration programme awarded to Lockheed Martin last year. The first Galaxy is scheduled to be re-engined in late 2004. The fleet retrofit is planned to begin in 2007, if the upgrade meets reliability goals, beginning with the USAF's 50 C-5Bs. No decision has yet been taken on whether to re-engine the 76 earlier C-5As.

Goodrich has also announced several other military contracts, including a long-term agreement worth up to $250 million to supply replacement flight control surfaces for US Air Force Boeing F-15s. The machined "grid-lock" components replace aluminium honeycomb structures, reducing inspection, maintenance and repair requirements.

Goodrich will also supply its Integrated Mechanical Diagnostics - Health and Usage Monitoring System (IDS-HUMS) for a two-year field trial in US Army Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters. The US Navy and Marine Corps are already installing the IDS-HUMS in most of their helicopters.

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has ordered additional DB-110 long-range electro-optical/Infrared cameras for installation on Lockheed P-3C Orions. Embraer, meanwhile, has selected the Goodrich Stormscope lightning sensor and JET standby attitude indicator as standard on the Super Tucano, including 99 to be delivered to the Brazilian air force.

Source: Flight International