CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation(NYSE: GR) is celebrating the ground breaking of a new 110,000-square-foot, purpose-built facility in Dubai. The site will provide Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to customers in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Goodrich has one of the largest global MRO presences in the industry and provides critical MRO services to the worldwide fleet of commercial and military aircraft.
According to N.S. (Pandri) Pandarinath, Vice President MRO, Europe, MiddleEast and Africa for Goodrich's Customer Services team, "This new site allows our Customer Services team to provide localized support and enables us to bring multiple Goodrich MRO capabilities under one roof. It's all about speed and ease of doing business and having the right assets in the right place at the right time for our customers."
Operations began last month at Goodrich's start-up facility in Jebel Ali, UAE, following successful completion of all necessary, statutory approvals. Goodrich's repair services encompass components and systems from aircraft nacelles, cargo, de-icing and sensor systems, to aircraft evacuation systems. Completion of the new facility is anticipated in the third quarter of 2007.
On the defense side of the industry, the new facility will be positioned to support military fleets throughout the region with spares and repair capabilities for programs such as the F-16, F-18 and Tornado.
Salma Hareb, CEO, Jafza and Economic Zone World, stated, "We welcome Goodrich Corporation to Jafza and commend them on their well-timed move. Dubai is the aviation hub of the Middle East and Goodrich's high-tech, high profile services will add strength to the aviation industry in the UAE. Goodrich will find Jafza an ideal operations hub, especially with the massive Jebel Ali International Airport coming up within the next few years."
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. For more information visithttp://www.goodrich.com.
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