Derco Aerospace Signs Preferred Supplier Agreement With Goodrich

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from The BFGoodrich Company

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Derco Aerospace, Inc. recently
 signed a three year Preferred Supplier Agreement with The BFGoodrich Company
 (NYSE:   GR) which will include supplying the GH-3000 Electronic Standby
 Instrument System (ESIS) for Derco's latest integration effort on the Botswana
 Defence Force's C-130 fleet.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     "This agreement is a result of BFGoodrich's history of designing
 dependable and rugged avionics to the military markets such as the GH-3000
 ESIS," states Adrienne Stevens, BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting System's
 Director of Sales & Marketing.  "The agreement reinforces the position of both
 companies as leading providers and integrators of avionics that are customized
 to meet the special needs of the military."
     "Our goal to provide high tech, dependable avionics to our customers and
 the ability of BFGoodrich to support that goal is one of the reasons we signed
 the agreement," adds John Miller, Business Development Specialist for Derco
 Aerospace.
     The Botswana Defence Force contract is the latest in a series of contracts
 Derco has been awarded to support foreign military operators.  The avionics
 upgrade will replace older avionics systems with new digital units and will
 also introduce equipment to meet new Communication, Navigation, Surveillance /
 Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) requirements.  Derco Aerospace has initially
 ordered eight GH-3000 ESIS units with more to follow throughout the agreement.
     With TSO approval by the FAA, the BFGoodrich GH-3000 is the first
 electronic standby system ever STC'd and available as an option in the
 Dassault Falcon 50, Learjet 60, Challenger 604 and the Raytheon Hawker 800XP.
 The system has also been selected as standard equipment for the Ayres
 Loadmaster and by Bell Agusta for the 609 Tiltrotor program and is available
 as optional equipment on the Gulfstream IV and V.  The GH-3000 was the first
 electronic standby instrument system certified for helicopter use.
     The GH-3000 has defined a new standard for standby instrumentation by
 utilizing a fully digital design and flat panel display technology.  Designed
 to replace the older electro-mechanical standby attitude, airspeed and
 altitude instruments, the GH-3000 ESIS is capable of providing all three
 functions, plus heading and vertical speed, in one easy-to-use, 3 ATI size
 display.  An optional BFGoodrich air data computer provides the airspeed,
 vertical speed and altitude information.
     The GH-3000 ESIS has an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) that
 is Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible and is easy to read in direct sunlight
 as well as a dark cockpit.  The multi-purpose display offers clear off-axis
 viewing and anti-aliasing graphics for crisp readouts at any attitude.  The
 GH-3000 ESIS is the only system available with a display which can be
 configured to visually match an aircraft's primary flight display system,
 providing an additional measure of safety when transitioning from primary to
 standby instrumentation.
     The GH-3000 ESIS has the ability to interface with an aircraft's
 navigation system and provide a complete package to assist the pilot in
 getting home safely, the main intent of a standby system. Interface capability
 includes the display of VOR, ILS, DME, TACAN, GPS and FMS information in an
 emergency situation via an ARINC 429 or CSDB interface.
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) is a
 leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, as
 well as sealing and compressor systems and other engineered industrial
 products.  BFGoodrich is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the most admired
 aerospace companies and is included on Forbes magazine's Platinum List of
 America's best big companies.  The company has its headquarters in Charlotte,
 North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people worldwide.  On March 5, 2001 the
 company announced plans to change its name to Goodrich Corporation pending
 shareholder vote on April 17, 2001.  For more information as well as high res.
 images, please visit www.bfgoodrich.com.
     BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting Systems division is a world leader in
 military and civil aircraft safety systems and components.  Its offerings
 include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Displays & Control System, SKYWATCH(R)
 and SKYWATCH(R) HP Traffic Advisory Systems, Stormscope(R) weather mapping
 systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics
 Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-
 mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid
 state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and
 collision avoidance lights.  The division maintains a global support network
 through factory-authorized service centers.  To learn more about BFGoodrich's
 Avionics & Lighting Systems Division, visit us at www.bfgavionics.com.
     Derco Aerospace, Inc. of Milwaukee, WI, provides logistical support and
 programs for a variety of military aircraft to more than 1,200 customers in 65
 countries.  The company maintains one of the largest and most diversified
 military aircraft spares inventories in the world.  Derco is ISO 9002
 registered, AS 9000 compliant, and NADCAP accredited.  For more information
 about Derco Aerospace, please visit Derco's web site at
 www.dercoaerospace.com.
 
 

SOURCE The BFGoodrich Company
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Derco Aerospace, Inc. recently
 signed a three year Preferred Supplier Agreement with The BFGoodrich Company
 (NYSE:   GR) which will include supplying the GH-3000 Electronic Standby
 Instrument System (ESIS) for Derco's latest integration effort on the Botswana
 Defence Force's C-130 fleet.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     "This agreement is a result of BFGoodrich's history of designing
 dependable and rugged avionics to the military markets such as the GH-3000
 ESIS," states Adrienne Stevens, BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting System's
 Director of Sales & Marketing.  "The agreement reinforces the position of both
 companies as leading providers and integrators of avionics that are customized
 to meet the special needs of the military."
     "Our goal to provide high tech, dependable avionics to our customers and
 the ability of BFGoodrich to support that goal is one of the reasons we signed
 the agreement," adds John Miller, Business Development Specialist for Derco
 Aerospace.
     The Botswana Defence Force contract is the latest in a series of contracts
 Derco has been awarded to support foreign military operators.  The avionics
 upgrade will replace older avionics systems with new digital units and will
 also introduce equipment to meet new Communication, Navigation, Surveillance /
 Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) requirements.  Derco Aerospace has initially
 ordered eight GH-3000 ESIS units with more to follow throughout the agreement.
     With TSO approval by the FAA, the BFGoodrich GH-3000 is the first
 electronic standby system ever STC'd and available as an option in the
 Dassault Falcon 50, Learjet 60, Challenger 604 and the Raytheon Hawker 800XP.
 The system has also been selected as standard equipment for the Ayres
 Loadmaster and by Bell Agusta for the 609 Tiltrotor program and is available
 as optional equipment on the Gulfstream IV and V.  The GH-3000 was the first
 electronic standby instrument system certified for helicopter use.
     The GH-3000 has defined a new standard for standby instrumentation by
 utilizing a fully digital design and flat panel display technology.  Designed
 to replace the older electro-mechanical standby attitude, airspeed and
 altitude instruments, the GH-3000 ESIS is capable of providing all three
 functions, plus heading and vertical speed, in one easy-to-use, 3 ATI size
 display.  An optional BFGoodrich air data computer provides the airspeed,
 vertical speed and altitude information.
     The GH-3000 ESIS has an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) that
 is Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible and is easy to read in direct sunlight
 as well as a dark cockpit.  The multi-purpose display offers clear off-axis
 viewing and anti-aliasing graphics for crisp readouts at any attitude.  The
 GH-3000 ESIS is the only system available with a display which can be
 configured to visually match an aircraft's primary flight display system,
 providing an additional measure of safety when transitioning from primary to
 standby instrumentation.
     The GH-3000 ESIS has the ability to interface with an aircraft's
 navigation system and provide a complete package to assist the pilot in
 getting home safely, the main intent of a standby system. Interface capability
 includes the display of VOR, ILS, DME, TACAN, GPS and FMS information in an
 emergency situation via an ARINC 429 or CSDB interface.
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) is a
 leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, as
 well as sealing and compressor systems and other engineered industrial
 products.  BFGoodrich is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the most admired
 aerospace companies and is included on Forbes magazine's Platinum List of
 America's best big companies.  The company has its headquarters in Charlotte,
 North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people worldwide.  On March 5, 2001 the
 company announced plans to change its name to Goodrich Corporation pending
 shareholder vote on April 17, 2001.  For more information as well as high res.
 images, please visit www.bfgoodrich.com.
     BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting Systems division is a world leader in
 military and civil aircraft safety systems and components.  Its offerings
 include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Displays & Control System, SKYWATCH(R)
 and SKYWATCH(R) HP Traffic Advisory Systems, Stormscope(R) weather mapping
 systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics
 Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-
 mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid
 state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and
 collision avoidance lights.  The division maintains a global support network
 through factory-authorized service centers.  To learn more about BFGoodrich's
 Avionics & Lighting Systems Division, visit us at www.bfgavionics.com.
     Derco Aerospace, Inc. of Milwaukee, WI, provides logistical support and
 programs for a variety of military aircraft to more than 1,200 customers in 65
 countries.  The company maintains one of the largest and most diversified
 military aircraft spares inventories in the world.  Derco is ISO 9002
 registered, AS 9000 compliant, and NADCAP accredited.  For more information
 about Derco Aerospace, please visit Derco's web site at
 www.dercoaerospace.com.
 
 SOURCE  The BFGoodrich Company

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