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CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation(NYSE: GR) is the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner system supplier to ship production components. On June 14, 2006 Goodrich shipped proximity sensors from its fuel & utility systems facility in Vergennes, VT. The proximity sensors will provide nose landing gear door position information used by the aircraft's landing gear actuation system. The complete Goodrich proximity sensing system consists of four proximity sensor data concentrators and 138 advanced, lightweight proximity sensors that will be installed on the landing gear, passenger doors, cargo doors, thrust reversers and various other accessdoors and panels.
Tony Kinson , Vice President, Goodrich Fuel & Utility Systems commented, "This major milestone is the result of the efforts of many dedicated professionals working in a collaborative team environment with Boeing and itspartners. It is exciting to see the technology mature from design to production hardware demonstrating the effectiveness of our program planning and coordination processes."
In addition to the proximity sensor system, Goodrich is providing the following technologies to Boeing for the Dreamliner: flight deck lighting system; cabin attendant seating; cargo system; wheels and electric braking system; exterior lighting; nacelles and thrust reversers; flight deck entryvideo surveillance system; fuel quantity indicating system and fuel management software. In addition, Goodrich has been selected by Rolls-Royce to providethe engine control system and sensor suite for the Trent 1000 engine, an engine option for the 787.
A high-resolution image of a 787 proximity sensor is available at http://188.8.131.52/cgi-bin/goodrich/login.cgi simply search using key word "787."
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.