Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) has signed a letter of intent with Emirates to become the exclusive provider of evacuation system maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline's fleet of 58 Airbus A380 aircraft. A 12-year agreement is expected to be signed shortly. The work will be performed by Goodrich's MRO campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Goodrich campus in Dubai currently supplies Emirates with MRO support for cabin attendant seats, cargo systems, electronic engine controls, sensor systems, nacelle systems, and other components and systems.
According to Paul Snyder, president, Goodrich Customer Services, "With Emirates, we have cultivated a local aftermarket support program through a simplified working relationship. Providing evacuation systems support is the newest element in this relationship. Goodrich is committed to developing customized MRO and asset management solutions with operators in the region, and we continue to expand our capabilities to support changing operator needs."
Adel Al Redha, Emirates' executive vice president for engineering and operations, said, "Emirates is pleased to be working with Goodrich for the ongoing maintenance of our Airbus A380 evacuation systems. Their Dubai facility is a clear demonstration of their commitment to increase the volume of business and support within the region and in particular the United Arab Emirates. Like Emirates, Goodrich is a world leader in its field and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
Goodrich's Dubai campus is strategically located to serve operators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, providing local MRO, asset management and AOG services for an extensive range of Goodrich products and systems. Goodrich has additional MRO campuses in Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S.