Goodrich Corporation has delivered its first set of Boeing 787 Dreamliner thrust reversers to be installed on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines used in the 787 flight test program.
Goodrich Corporation has delivered its first set of Boeing 787 Dreamliner thrust reversers to be installed on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines used in the 787 flight test program scheduled to begin later this year.
Goodrich shipped the thrust reversers from its Chula Vista, California site, which also performed final assembly, to a Rolls-Royce engine facility in Derby, UK. Goodrich’s team in Chula Vista is building the thrust reversers and nacelle systems for both engine options offered on the 787, the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 and the General Electric GEnx. Goodrich will manufacture nacelles and thrust reversers for six flight test airplanes – three for each engine type – as well as a spare set for each engine variant.
Several additional Goodrich sites across the US are also involved in this delivery milestone. The company’s Riverside, California facility manufactures the thrust reverser inner fixed structures, the engine system exhaust nozzles are manufactured by Goodrich’s San Marcos, Texas facility and final assembly of the nacelle’s inlet cowl will occur at the company’s newest facility — Goodrich Aerostructures Integration Services — located near the Boeing 787 final assembly plant in Everett, Washington.
Goodrich will also continue to supply engine hardware for the on-going 787 ground test programs that started last year. Ground testing of the Rolls-Royce engines is occurring at Rolls-Royce’s test facility in Derby and testing for the GEnx is taking place at a GE facility in Peebles, Ohio.