Goodrich lands Sukhoi supply contract

Goodrich Corporation has been selected as a main systems supplier for the integration of the wheel and braking system for Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s new Russian Regional Jet Family.

Goodrich Corporation has been selected as a main systems supplier for the integration of the wheel and braking system for Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s new Russian Regional Jet Family (RRJ).

The jets are being developed by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company in Moscow along with additional support from Ilyushin, Yakovlev and Boeing.

Goodrich will be integrating and supplying the wheels, carbon brakes, brake control system, tyre pressure indicating system and brake temperature monitoring system technologies for this new series of aircraft.

‘It is always exciting for us to support new entries into the aerospace market and to add to our portfolio of regional aircraft,’ said Tim Dumbauld, Vice President Regional, Business and Military Aircraft Wheels and Brakes for Goodrich.

‘These jets will be equipped with a proprietary Goodrich brake-by- wire system that uses digital technology to give pilots smooth, precise control along with excellent antiskid performance. Our advanced carbon brake technologies also will provide the jets with many advantages, including enhanced brake life and dynamic stability,’ added Dumbauld.

Goodrich and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will be participating in a joint development phase that will start in February 2004. The first flight is expected in mid-2006 with certification planned in 2007.