Goodrich's Singapore-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) site has become the first independent MRO in the world capable of overhauling and refurbishing Rolls-Royce's Trent 800 thrust reversers for the Boeing 777, writes Geoff Thomas.

The facility is part of Goodrich's Aerostructures division's subsidiary known as Rohr Aero Services - Asia (RASA), and is located in the Loyang Aerospace Hub, Singapore. RASA general manager Ken Tan says: "It was a proud moment, and a major milestone for RASA when we received the first set of Trent 800/Boeing 777 thrust reversers for inspection, overhaul and refurbishment. This was not only a first for us, but it was also a first for our customer, who happens to be one of the leading B-777 operators in Asia."

Manufactured in mid-1997, the units RASA received had accumulated more than 20,000 flight hours and exceeded 6,000 flight cycles.

Each Trent 800 thrust reverser segment measures more than 8.75ft (2.7m) in length and stands 10ft tall, weighing in at more than 1,460lb (660kg). It is one of the largest units currently used on a commercial aircraft, and the largest handled by RASA.

Source: Flight Daily News