Goodrich to Showcase Military and Civil Aviation Technologies at Dubai Airshow 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) will showcase a range of advanced civil and military technologies at the Dubai Airshow, which takes place from November 13 to 17, 2011.
On the company’s booth, W360, the display will encompass:
- ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) data collection, exploitation and dissemination systems
- The TERPROMÃ‚® digital terrain system
- SmartDisplayÃ‚® electronic flight bag systems
- Fixed and rotary wing actuation systems
- Aerostructures and engine nacelles
- Engine controls and power solutions
- Aircraft wheels and braking systems
- Comprehensive local aftermarket services
The Goodrich advanced DB-110 sensor is a focus of the display at the show. This is a real-time, digital, tactical reconnaissance sensor able to capture images day and night using electro-optical/infrared technology. The sensor then transmits this data, in real-time, to analysts on the ground. Flown on fast-jet platforms and large UAVs, the DB-110 reconnaissance pod verifies targets and can conduct tasks such as battle damage assessment.
The company’s intelligence exploitation system (IES), also featured on the display, provides effective management and dissemination of data from a wide range of sensors – including the Goodrich DB-110 sensor. This system enables users to store, search and retrieve precisely the data they need, as they need it. Goodrich technology also allows data to be transmitted over very low bandwidth communications networks, rapidly disseminating fused intelligence to relevant personnel at every level.
The demonstrator for the company’s TERPROMÃ‚® digital terrain system will feature on the booth. The TERPROM system is used by 14 nations and equips over 5,000 military aircraft including the C-17, C-130 and A400M, the Typhoon, F-16 and Hawk. It provides navigational accuracy for fixed and rotary wing aircraft of between 15 – 30 meters (50 – 100 feet) even where GPS is denied, and is used for predictive ground collision avoidance, accurate terrain following flight and wire and obstacle avoidance
Goodrich electronic flight bag (EFB) systems for airline retrofit and airframe OEM installations will be on display. The newest SmartDisplayÃ‚® EFB, planned for certification in 2012, uses a unique dual-partitioned architecture that allows concurrent operation of both FAA-STC, or TSOA certified software and Windows-based EFB applications on the same system. The SmartDisplay EFB also provides a unique upgrade path enabling customers to use Type A and B Windows-based applications now, and upgrade their system to enable certified Type C applications for emerging NextGen and SESAR operational requirements.
Goodrich will display its actuation capabilities covering flight and mission critical hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical systems for both primary and secondary flight control, and utility systems. Current major contracts include the design and manufacture of a fully-integrated, fly-by wire, primary flight control system for the Embraer KC390 jet transport aircraft. This will comprise state of the art electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), electro-backup hydrostatic actuators (EBHAs), actuator electronics and electrical controls.
Goodrich will showcase its advanced aerostructures and engine nacelles for commercial, regional and military aircraft platforms. Signature capabilities include design, manufacture, and integration of nacelles, thrust reversers, and pylons for large commercial aircraft. Goodrich provides the nacelle systems for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A350 XWB, the Bombardier CSeries, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the Airbus A320neo powered by the Pratt & Whitney PurePowerÃ‚® PW1100G.
Market leading power generation capabilities will feature on the booth. Goodrich products equip military fixed and rotary wing platforms worldwide. The company provides near off-the-shelf power solutions as a result of an existing portfolio of systems developed for platforms from small helicopters to the largest airliners.
The company’s new DURACARBÃ‚® carbon brake systems, recently selected for the C-130, will be on display. Goodrich boltless carbon wheels and carbon brake systems are designed to maximize performance and reduce operating cost, providing eight times longer brake life and six times longer wheel life.
Goodrich will promote the comprehensive aftermarket support capabilities of its 115,000 square-foot aircraft Middle East component maintenance campus, located in Dubai. This facility offers a full range of support services including repair and overhaul together with asset and logistic support services for a broad range of components and systems for both commercial and military aircraft.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities.
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