CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) today announced an agreement with JetBlue Airways to provideexclusive maintenance for the airline's component content on its A320 fleet, which could exceed a total of 200 aircraft. The long-term agreement includes maintenance for Goodrich produced technology that ranges from actuation and lighting to fuel and utility systems and potable water system components.
Tom Mepham, President Goodrich Customer Services, commenting on the strategic nature of the decision, stated, "JetBlue's selection speaks to Goodrich's ability to provide component management solutions that meet the cost and quality demands set forth by airlines in today's challenging aviation market. We are pleased to contribute to the low-cost strategies of airlines such as JetBlue, and we will continue to pursue these corporate initiatives through our newly developed Customer Services organization that is well equipped to serve airlines throughout the world."
Keith Campbell, Director Business Development Americas, added, "This agreement will strengthen the existing working relationship between Goodrich and JetBlue. Multiple Goodrich businesses were included in our proposal, which was presented to JetBlue as a single package aimed at maximizing value to the airline. This consolidated offering provides an opportunity for a simplified, more efficient business relationship."
JetBlue Airways, a low-cost, low-fare carrier, is known for its innovative approach to air travel. Determined to, "bring humanity back to air travel, "JetBlue provides its customers with perks such as comfortable leather seats, DIRECTV(R) programming and FOX Inflight(TM) Premium Entertainment. Founded in 2000, JetBlue currently serves 33 cities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.
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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