Goodrich's first Airbus A380 main landing gear units are on course for delivery to Airbus in May next year (Hall 2B, H11).

Components manufactured at Goodrich sites throughout North America and Europe will be shipped to the company's Toulouse plant for final assembly. This assembly method brings optimum value as the Goodrich Toulouse site provides a local support centre for the Airbus assembly line.

Most of the A380 testing will be conducted at the company's Oakville, Canada, site where both the wing and body landing gear can be tested at a new facility. The 2,100m2 site houses the largest test programme ever completed by Goodrich's landing gear team.

In addition to the main landing gear, Goodrich is providing Airbus with primary and standby air data systems for the A380, primary and secondary conventional and electro-hydraulic flight control systems and a variable-frequency electrical power system.

The A380 engine pylon rear secondary structure is also being supplied by Goodrich and will accommodate both Rolls-Royce and Engine Alliance engine types. This is the second A380 pylon fairing structure to be awarded to Goodrich.

The mechanical system for the A380's cargo hold is being supplied by Goodrich, while Goodrich Hella Aerospace Lighting Systems will provide 23 different LED-based exterior lighting components.

Goodrich will build the centre and rear fan case sections for the Trent 900 engine option and the entire sensor suite and fuel delivery systems.


Source: Flight Daily News