France turns to Goodrich

Goodrich Corporation announced yesterday that its Actuation Systems business has been awarded a contract worth $141 million by the French Ministry of Defence.


Goodrich Corporation announced yesterday that its Actuation Systems business has been awarded a contract by The French Ministry of Defence.



Under the contract, Goodrich will perform Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), technical support and engineering.



The contract covers servo control actuators, fuel systems, gearboxes, oxygen supply and hydraulic components as well as rescue hoists. More than 1,300 operational aircraft from fighters to transport aircraft to helicopters will be supported including the Mirage 2000; and Transall C160 aircraft; as well as Fennec; Puma; Super Puma; and Cougar helicopters.



The contract is expected to generate approximately $141 million in sales for Goodrich through 2010.



Three Goodrich Actuation Systems sites in France will be engaged in the work resulting from this single new contract — Goodrich’s Actuation Systems repair teams in Saint-Ouen l’Aumone and Vernon, its technical support staff in Buc as well as a Goodrich Hoists and Winches team also in Saint-Ouen l’Aumone.



According to Philippe Dubrulle, European Military Manager Aftermarket, for Goodrich’s Actuation Systems business, “This contract, which spans a variety of our products and systems, is the result of consolidation of work we’ve been performing for the French Ministry of Defence for a number of years.


“Under the new terms, Goodrich becomes the principal point of contact making it easier for the many branches of the French Ministry of Defence to do business with us. Our team members will work directly with the final users such as France’s Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and Army.”