CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation(NYSE: GR) today broke ground on a 300,000-square-foot expansion of its Singapore-based nacelle/thrust reverser Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility. Expected to be complete in December 2007, the expansion more than doubles the size of the current 230,000-square-foot facility that opened in 2003. Goodrich's nacelle/thrust reverser MRO team, known as GASCA (GoodrichA erostructures Service Center - Asia) will occupy 400,000 of the total 530,000-square-foot facility. The company will also relocate its Singapore-based Customer Services and Aircraft Interior Products service centers into the new facility, creating a Goodrich campus for aircraft component and systems maintenance and repair for the region.
"Continued strong market demand for Goodrich's MRO services across the broad range of our component and system offering has led us to accelerate our plans for this expansion by several years," said Curtis Reusser, President of Goodrich's Aerostructures division. "This expansion will allow us to realize our goal of creating a single campus for all of our Singapore MRO activities. It will also enable our nacelle/thrust reverser MRO team to undertake new initiatives in the areas of R&D and prototype manufacturing," Reusser continued.
Teo Ming Kian, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board, stated, "Goodrich's investment is a clear endorsement of Singapore's position as a global aviation hub. We are delighted that Goodrich is not only significantly expanding its MRO activities but also establishing new R&D capabilities in Singapore. This will further strengthen GASCA's standing as the fastest growing nacelle MRO facility in the world and reinforce Singapore's position as the largest and most comprehensive MRO hub in Asia."
Goodrich's Aerostructures Service Center - Asia provides aerostructure repair and overhaul services for more than 40 airlines in the Asia-Pacific region. The facility features the largest autoclave of any maintenance repair and overhaul facility in the region - able to accommodate both existing and new airliner platforms. The facility is also the first MRO facility in the world to overhaul and refurbish Boeing 777/Trent(R) 800 and PW4000 thrust reversers. The company's Customer Services team performs repair work on products which vary from sensors to hoist and winch components and the aircraft interior products teamwork involves MRO for evacuation slides.
In addition to its Singapore facilities, Goodrich serves its customers in the Asia-Pacific region with MRO facilities in Xiamen, China and Sydney, Australia .
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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