Contract expected to generate more than US $2 billion in revenue
Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Airbus to provide the main landing gear for the 1000 variant of Airbus’s A350 XWB aircraft. The contract is expected to generate more than US $2 billion in original equipment and aftermarket revenue for Goodrich over the life of the program.
The selection covers the design, test, manufacture and in-service support of the main landing gear. The work represents a global effort involving Goodrich locations in Canada, the US, Poland, India and France, as well as collaboration with Goodrich’s global supply chain.
The Airbus A350 is a long-range, mid-size, wide-body family of airliners now under development by Airbus. It is designed to carry up to 350 passengers and is the largest in the A350 family. The aircraft is scheduled to hit runways at the end of 2015.
The main landing gear design will incorporate the latest technologies, including the use of light-weight materials, noise reduction features and more environmentally friendly material processes, which will contribute to a “greener” aircraft.
“This selection represents a continuation of Goodrich’s growing relationship with Airbus as a key landing gear supplier,” says Jack Carmola, president of Goodrich’s actuation and landing systems segment. “This program will allow us to leverage our experience as the landing gear supplier on the A380 program and continue with this success onto the A350-1000.”
In addition to the main landing gear, Goodrich is also providing all three members of the A350 XWB family’s nacelle and thrust reverser system, wheels and carbon brakes, air data system and ice detection system, external video system and cabin attendant seats.