CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has signed a nacelle services agreement with Royal Jordanian Airlines. The five-year Prime Solutions® agreement covers maintenance and support of nacelles and thrust reversers for the airline's fleet of V2500-powered Airbus A320s, CF34-10E powered Embraer 195s and CFM56-5C- powered Airbus A340s. The agreement will be managed through Goodrich's Dubai campus in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, which will provide the regional support to this national airline of Jordan.
Bob Gustafson, Goodrich Aerostructures vice president and general manager of Aftermarket Services said, "This agreement demonstrates the breadth of services we offer on different aircraft types that are in different stages of their lifecycles. From the newer E195 airplanes to the more mature A320s and the out-of-production CFM56-5C nacelles on the A340-200, Goodrich is committed to offering world-class nacelle maintenance services on all of these programs."
In addition to demonstrating the breadth of services and programs offered, Gustafson added that the agreement is another example of an airline recognizing the value of securing long-term nacelle services with a locally positioned nacelle MRO. "Goodrich's Dubai campus is strategically located to provide local services to airlines so that they can achieve time and cost savings from having repairs performed on large components close to their main operating bases," he said.
Royal Jordanian president and CEO Hussein Dabbas agreed that the Goodrich strategic MRO location was an important factor in the airline's decision. "We are pleased to put this Prime Solutions agreement into place and that the work will be performed at the Goodrich Dubai campus, which is close to the Royal Jordanian base in Amman, Jordan," Dabbas said. "The A320s, A340s and Embraer 195s represent a significant portion of the airline's fleet and we look forward to the maintenance work being performed by a well-known, renowned nacelle MRO."
Prime Solutions is a comprehensive suite of maintenance services and asset/inventory management programs that can be fully customized to meet any airline's needs for nacelle maintenance.
Royal Jordanian is Jordan's national carrier and began operations more than 47 years ago. Under the guidance and direction of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the airline connects Jordan and the Eastern Mediterranean area with the rest of the world. It continues to continuously modernize and upgrade its services, renew its fleet and expand its route network and operations. Royal Jordanian operates flights from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Its fleet covers a network of 58 destinations on four continents.
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