Goodrich takes $40 million seat on A380

Goodrich Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract worth up to $40 million to provide cabin attendant and cockpit seats for the Airbus A380.

Goodrich Corporation announced today that it has been selected by Airbus to provide cabin attendant and cockpit seats for the A380.

Under the contract, the company’s Aircraft Interior Products division will develop and manufacture wall-mounted, floor-mounted and cabin attendant seats. These products will also be used in the cockpit of the A380.

According to Goodrich, the contract has the potential to generate sales in excess of $40 million over the life of the program, with first deliveries scheduled in 2005.

Goodrich’s Aircraft Interior Products facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado will provide between 18-25 seats for each A380 aircraft, depending on the configuration. These will include the only certified 16g cabin attendant seats currently available in the marketplace.

Goodrich is also providing the main landing gear for the A380, as well as HID and LED-based exterior lighting, variable frequency technology for the aircraft’s power generation, and flight controls that use power by wire technology in place of more conventional hydraulic methods.