Goodrich has won contracts that are expected to generate up to $400 million in revenue for its Pump and Engine Control Systems division over 15 years.


The contracts, to be announced today, all involve the supply of products utilising next–generation turbine engine control technology that will provide substantial economic and operating advantages over existing control platforms.

Goodrich's advanced control technology has been selected by the US Army, Honeywell, Williams International, Turbomeca, and General Electric for applications including military and commercial helicopters as well as business jets.

Deliveries will begin in 2004 with the US Army's CH-47 Chinook helicopter engine application, closely followed by the others. Production is expected to exceed 1,500 of these new systems per year by 2007. They will be produced at the company's West Hartford, CT site.

Meanwhile, GE Aircraft Engines has selected Goodrich to provide nacelle systems worth more than $15 million over the next five years. The nacelles are part of Lockheed Martin's System Development and Demonstration contract with the US Air Force. Lockheed Martin is a prime contractor for the USAF's C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Programme

Under the agreement, the Goodrich systems will include the inlet cowl, fan and core cowl as well as engine build up and podding for the GE CF6-80C2-L1F engines. The first deliveries are scheduled for December 2004. Curtis Reusser, vice-president and general manager, Military and Regional Programs, says: "Earlier this year we were also awarded the pylon business for this SDD. That contract with Lockheed Martin has the potential to be valued at approximately $80-90 million over the next five years."

Source: Flight Daily News