SINGAPORE, Feb. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SINGAPORE AIRSHOW – Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) campus in Singapore celebrates its 15th year of operation this month. The facility began in 1995 as a 3,000 square foot repair shop with 14 employees; since then, it has undergone seven expansions and today employs around 700 people in a 530,000 square foot campus.
Ken Tan, managing director of Goodrich's Aerostructures MRO business, has been with the company for more than 40 years and was part of the four-person team from the nacelle operation in California that initially got the Singapore MRO facility up and running. "Our goal was simple – to provide nacelle MRO services to Asia-Pacific airlines during their working day, in their part of the world," said Tan. "We knew the region was a high growth area, and we saw our sales grow by double digits year after year. Over time we added capabilities to service more and more Goodrich products on the diverse aircraft operating in the region.
"Today the campus has been expanded to include a full range of MRO services for components and systems for both commercial and military aerospace customers from across Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Our services cover a broad range of aircraft, and we see significant levels of MRO business from the Airbus A320 and Boeing 777 aircraft, both very popular in the region. In partnership with other Goodrich business units co-located at the campus, we also have tooling and training moving in to support the Boeing 787 entry into service, and we are readying for the new Airbus A350 XWB and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft."
MRO capabilities at the Goodrich Singapore campus include aircraft nacelle systems, flight controls, cargo systems, engine controls and components, actuation systems and aircraft evacuation systems. In addition, the Singapore team performs original equipment manufacturing as well as research and development activities. Recent projects include designing, developing and producing major subsystems for the Goodrich nacelle system for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1000G engine that will power a number of new aircraft such as the Bombardier CSeries aircraft and Mitsubishi Regional Jet.
The Singapore facility, located next to Changi Airport, is Goodrich's largest MRO campus. Goodrich operates a global network of MRO facilities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, the UK and U.S.
Goodrich technology will be featured at the Singapore Airshow; visit the company's pavilion at CD-07, located just outside the exhibit halls on the way to chalet row.
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, visit http://www.goodrich.com.
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