Goodrich Corporation (ticker: GR, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Goodrich Offers New Solution for MD-80 Aircraft Noise Compliance
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation
(NYSE: GR), in conjunction with JET Engineering LLC, is now able to offer an
innovative engine exhaust nozzle that will enable MD-80 aircraft to comply
with new noise legislation.
In addition to substantial noise reduction benefits, the new nozzle
configuration which was certified by the FAA last month, also results in
potential fuel savings and lower operating costs for MD-80 aircraft owners and
Goodrich's Aerostructures division in Chula Vista, CA will supply the
exhaust nozzles to interested MD-80 operators. In addition, the company's
worldwide service centers will modify the MD-80 thrust reverser assemblies to
accept the nozzle and provide on-going support and technical services to
airlines that elect to modify their fleets.
According to Bob Gustafson, Vice President/General Manager Aftermarket
Services for Goodrich Aerostructures division, "Compliance with airport noise
regulations and curfews is a growing concern for both U.S. and European MD-80
operators. As a result of these restrictions, European MD-80 operators are
paying increased landing fees and U.S. operators are faced with restricted
operations at certain airports. This new nozzle design offers a cost-
effective method for complying with the new noise regulations while improving
the aircraft's useful life and residual asset values."
Goodrich's Aerostructures division designs, integrates, manufactures,
sells, and supports engine nacelle systems for large commercial aircraft. It
also provides a broad range of specialized aerostructures for commercial,
military and regional airliner applications.
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 -- we're 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 "pure play" aerospace companies in
the world. For more information visit http://www.goodrich.com.
High-res. images of an installed mixer application for Chapter 4 noise
reduction on MD-80 aircraft are available @
SOURCE GR - Engine Systems