Goodrich Celebrates 100 Years of Paris Air Show Participation

Dépèche transmise le 15 juin 2009 par Business Wire

Goodrich Celebrates 100 Years of Paris Air Show Participation

Goodrich Celebrates 100 Years of Paris Air Show Participation

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When the first Paris Air Show welcomed aviation enthusiasts in 1909, products from Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) were present on the aircraft featured. Glenn Curtiss raced his popular Curtiss pusher aircraft, equipped with Goodrich airplane tires, at that first Paris exhibition in 1909 at Le Grand Palais. Each year beyond, Goodrich products continued to meet the unique demands of aviation, playing an important role in the proud heritage of aviation in Paris and the French aerospace industry as a whole.

In 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris at the completion of the first ever trans-Atlantic solo flight; the Silvertown tires on his Spirit of St. Louis aircraft that touched the ground at Le Bourget were from Goodrich. The aircraft was equipped with fuel tanks built by Fred Rohr, who later founded Rohr Aircraft Company. Fast-forwarding to the 1970s, Rohr received its first contract from Airbus and subsequently opened its first of two facilities in France; Rohr became a subsidiary of Goodrich in 1997. Goodrich furthered its local foothold in manufacturing actuation systems, flight controls and rescue hoists through its acquisition of TRW’s Aeronautical Systems unit in 2002, which included French aviation businesses from SAMM and Bronzavia Air-Equipment.

Goodrich continues its strong presence at the Paris Air Show today, just as it has for the past 100 years. The 2009 exhibit includes Goodrich’s new Cockpit Data Management Solution™ portfolio, an electric brake, a helicopter rotating drive shaft, and the DB-110 reconnaissance pod. Visit the Goodrich pavilion at Static Display B337, between the press centre and the Ariane rocket.

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.

Business Wire

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