Boeing has selected Goodrich Corporation to supply the Proximity Sensing System for the new Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner.
The Goodrich designed Proximity Sensing System for the 7E7 will sense and monitor the position of the landing gear, fuselage doors, cargo doors, and thrust reverser components.
The system consists of proximity sensors located throughout the aircraft, remote data concentrators, which digitise the sensor data, and system software.
The software performs the higher-level aircraft proximity functions such as door indication, door control, air/ground indication and thrust reverser indication. The system software is hosted in a central computing environment.
The system will be designed and manufactured by Goodrich’s Fuel & Utility Systems division, based in Vergennes, Vermont.
Today’s announcement represents the third time Boeing has selected Goodrich technology for the 7E7. Recently, Goodrich’s nacelles and thrust reversers were chosen for the aircraft.
Overall, the 7E7 is expected to generate more than $4 billion in revenue over the initial contract periods.