Bombardier Selects Goodrich Next Generation SmartProbe™ Air Data, Ice Detection, and Other Systems for CSeries Family of Aircraft

Dépèche transmise le 16 juin 2009 par Business Wire

Bombardier Selects Goodrich Next Generation SmartProbe™ Air Data, Ice Detection, and Other Systems for CSeries Family of Aircraft

Bombardier Selects Goodrich Next Generation SmartProbe™ Air Data, Ice Detection, and Other Systems for CSeries Family of Aircraft

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Bombardier to provide several systems including its next-generation SmartProbe™ air data system and ice detection system for the new CSeries* family of aircraft.. Work will be performed primarily at Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems facility in Burnsville, Minn. The next-generation SmartProbe system provides all critical air data parameters for the aircraft’s flight control, pilot display and other systems. SmartProbe air data sensing technology integrates multi-function sensing probes, pressure sensors and air data computer processing. Elimination of pneumatic lines reduces system cost, weight and complexity. Full integration improves system reliability, maintainability and performance. The flexibility and versatility of the next-generation SmartProbe system make it suitable for flight control systems ranging from traditional to fully fly-by-wire flight control applications.

The primary ice detection system advises flight crews of ice buildup for activation of the ice protection system at the optimal time. The system helps reduce fuel consumption by activating the energy-consuming de-ice function only when required. Goodrich is the only company certified by the FAA to provide primary ice detection systems for commercial aircraft.

“In providing these advanced systems, we’re leveraging our expertise to bring truly integrated and optimized solutions to Bombardier for their next-generation single-aisle CSeries aircraft,” said Jan Mathiesen, vice president, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems. “These selections continue to strengthen Goodrich’s role as the leading provider of air data and ice detection systems to the industry worldwide, and we welcome the CSeries to the growing number of commercial and military aircraft using our SmartProbe architecture.”

Goodrich has also been selected to provide the external, cockpit and maintenance lighting system for the CSeries aircraft.

Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft is expected to emit 20** per cent less CO2 and 50** per cent less NOx, fly four** times quieter, and deliver dramatic energy savings – 20** per cent fuel burn advantage as well as 15** percent improved cash operating costs – versus current in-production aircraft of similar size. Launch customer Lufthansa is scheduled to receive up to 60 of the aircraft; entry into service is expected in 2013. Other Goodrich content on the CSeries includes the high lift actuation system, as well as the nacelle system for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower™ PW1000G engine that will power the aircraft

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.

Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as "Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.

* CSeries is a trademark of Bombardier Inc. or of its subsidiaries.

** The CSeries aircraft is in the design phase. All data and specifications are estimates, subject to change in family strategy, branding, capacity, performance during the course of the design, manufacture and certification process. Performance has been estimated based on a 500-nm North American operating environment.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the company's future plans, objectives, and expected performance. Specifically, statements that are not historical facts, including statements accompanied by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," or "plan," are intended to identify forward-looking statements and convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. The company cautions readers that any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that the company believes are reasonable, but are subject to a wide range of risks, and actual results may differ materially.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: demand for and market acceptance of the aircraft; the actual amount of product purchased under the contracts; potential cancellation of orders by customers; extension of contracts with the company relating to the aircraft beyond the initial contract period; and global demand for the aircraft’s spare parts and aftermarket services. Further information regarding the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results can be found in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009.

The company cautions you not to place undue reliance on the forward- looking statements contained in this release, which speak only as of the date on which such statements were made. The company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

GR - Electronic Systems

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