Double deal

  • 10-Jul-2008 12:57 EDT

Goodrich Corp. received production contracts from Lockheed Martin and General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) to supply pylons and nacelle systems for the U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy strategic airlifter Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). Goodrich content is expected to generate $600 million in revenue for the 49 aircraft planned to be upgraded in the RERP, excluding any aftermarket revenue. Work will be performed by Goodrich’s Aerostructures teams in Chula Vista and Riverside, CA, and Foley, AL. The Lockheed Martin contract calls for Goodrich to supply 36 pylons for nine aircraft in the RERP. Pylons, the structures that attach the propulsion system to the aircraft’s wing, are to be delivered in early 2009 through 2011. Follow-on contracts are expected to cover an additional 160 pylons for the remaining 40 aircraft planned in the RERP. Under the GEAE contract, Goodrich is expected to supply 196 nacelle systems to house the GE CF6-80C2 engines that will power all 49 C-5Ms in the RERP. Nacelle system deliveries are expected to begin in late 2009 and continue into 2015.

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