GE Aircraft Engines, a business unit of General Electric, has awarded Goodrich Corporation a nacelle system contract that could be worth in excess of $15 million over the next five years. Details of the deal were disclosed at the Farnborough Air Show 2002, where Goodrich has announced other contract wins valued at over $650 million.
The nacelles – separate streamlined enclosures on an aircraft for sheltering the crew or cargo or housing of an engine – are part of a System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract that Lockheed Martin has received from the United States Air Force (USAF).
Lockheed Martin is serving as a prime contractor for the USAF’s C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP), the second half of a two-stage effort to modernise the C-5 military transport fleet.
The contract awarded to Goodrich covers nacelle components for the GeneralElectric (GE) CF6-80C2-L1F engines that Lockheed Martin has selected to power the modernised fleet of C-5s. Additional nacelle production contracts to be awarded at the end of SDD could extend over a 12-year period beginning in2007.
Under the terms of the agreement Goodrich will supply nacelle systems which include the inlet cowl, fan and core cowl as well as engine build up and podding for the (GE) CF6-80C2-L1F engines. The first deliveries are scheduled for December 2004.