Goodrich Recognized As Top 10 Supplier For Airbus
Fuel & Utility Systems Division Recognized for Outstanding Customer Support
by Airlines, Airline Manufacturer
PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Fuel and Utility Systems has been recognized by airplane manufacturer Airbus as a top-10 supplier in the company's annual rankings. Airbus recognized its top ten systems suppliers during ceremonies at the Paris Air Show today. Goodrich Fuel and Utility Systems, a division of Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR), was one of four U.S.- based companies recognized by airlines for their product quality and support. More than 600 employees work in the division's Vergennes, Vt., facility, with another 200 based in Rome, N.Y. The division produces aircraft fuel systems for many Airbus aircraft types, including the A200, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321 and the A340. Goodrich will also produce systems for the A380, the flagship of the 21st century. Goodrich's Cindy Egnotovich, Electronic Systems president of the Fuel and Utility Systems division, accepted the award in Paris. "We are honored for the second year in a row to land at the top of Airbus' global supplier list," said Egnotovich. "Being recognized in Airbus' top 10 means that we have been very responsive not only to Airbus' needs, but also the needs of airline customers. We are pleased once again to be named in the top 10, as it supports our goal of being number one in customer satisfaction," stated Egnotovich. Airbus analyzes customer feedback and supplier performance reports to develop the annual ranking. Supplier performance is measured by Airbus and its customer airlines, and results are defined by product and service performance, as well as cost management. This year, 40 suppliers were rated, and more than 80 airlines worldwide participated in the survey. "Goodrich Fuel and Utility Systems provides excellent customer support, and is consistently ranked as a top 10 Airbus supplier," said Allan McArtor, Chairman-Airbus North America. "Since 2000, they have been a top 10 supplier, and we appreciate their focus on customer service." Each new Airbus order means new business for American companies. In 2004 alone, Airbus spent nearly $7 billion with suppliers in more than 40 U.S. states. Using a U.S. Department of Commerce model, that dollar amount translates into Airbus support of more than 140,000 American jobs. A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan. Airbus is an EADS joint Company with BAE Systems. Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industry. If there's an aircraft in the sky -- Goodrich is on it. Goodrich technology is involved in making aircraft fly ... helping them land ... and keeping them safe. Serving a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities, Goodrich is one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. For more information visit http://www.goodrich.com. For more press releases, as well as extensive information on Airbus and its aircraft go to http://www.airbus.com.
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