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.

The agreement is part of the Aerostructures team's Prime Solutions program, a nacelle maintenance management program that is customized to meet each operator's needs for spare parts, rotable assets, and repair and overhaul services.

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."