October 22, 2008
US Airways Selects Goodrich for CFM-56 Engine Thrust Reverser Refurbishment
Goodrich, a supplier of components and systems to the aviation markets, has signed a long-term agreement with US Airways to provide a custom-tailored thrust reverser refurbishment program for the airline's CFM56-5B engines powering its Airbus A320 aircraft.
The work will be performed at Goodrich Aerostructures's Alabama service center, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located in Foley, Alabama. The agreement, which runs through 2012, calls for Goodrich to refurbish half of US Airways's CFM56-5B engine thrust reversers on its A320 family aircraft and provide initial exchange units to facilitate the maintenance program.
Stuart Kay, general manager at the Goodrich Alabama service center, said: "Through Goodrich's Prime Solutions approach, we created a custom-tailored support package to meet the specific aftermarket needs of US Airways. By combining the depth of our original equipment manufacturing experience with our MRO expertise on the CFM-56 nacelle, we can provide one of our longstanding customers with the best solution for their repair needs."