Goodrich expands in Ayrshire

US aerospace company, Goodrich Corporation today announced that it plans to invest 9 million pounds in Ayrshire, Scotland, eventually employing up to 250 skilled employees.

US aerospace giant Goodrich Corporation today announced a 9 million pounds investment in Ayrshire, Scotland, which will eventually employ up to 250 skilled employees.

A 120,000-sq. ft. Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility is to be built at the Prestwick International Aerospace Park with the creation of over 100 new jobs.

The building work will be completed at the beginning of 2004 and it will become operational next June, delivering repaired units to airline customers.

The existing Goodrich facility, part of its Aerostructures business, is situated one mile from the proposed new building, adjacent to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.

‘Goodrich has a balanced portfolio of businesses and we are focused on ensuring they are well positioned to capitalise on the expected recovery in the aerospace industry,’ commented Jack Carmola, Goodrich’s Segment President, Engine Systems.

‘This development is part of that approach and demonstrates the faith Goodrich has in the workforce here – it is a very well motivated and highly skilled team,’ he added.