Flying high with Boeing

Goodrich has been selected by Boeing to supply the cargo handling system for the new 7E7 Dreamliner. The contract is expected to generate over $450 million through to 2028.

Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Boeing to supply the entire cargo handling system for the new 7E7 Dreamliner passenger aircraft.

The Goodrich cargo system includes the mechanical system, Power Drive Units (PDUs), electrical control system and floor panels. The contract is expected to generate over $450 million in original equipment and aftermarket sales through to 2028.

“This win marks the next step in our evolution from a subsystem supplier to a cargo system integrator at Boeing,” commented Tim Dumbauld, Goodrich’s Cargo Systems Vice President and General Manager.

“New technology will be used in the cargo drive and control systems enabling us to offer a light weight, yet durable 7E7 system that will be cost effective for airlines to operate and maintain,” added Dumbauld.

Goodrich’s Jamestown, North Dakota facility will manufacture the system. First deliveries are expected in mid-2006.

Boeing has previously awarded Goodrich contracts for the wheels and electric braking system, exterior lighting, nacelles and thrust reversers, proximity sensing system, the fuel quantity indicating system and the fuel management software for the 7E7.

In addition, Goodrich recently announced that it had been selected by Rolls-Royce to provide the engine control system and sensor suite for the Trent 1000 engine, an engine option for the 7E7.

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