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News Release -
Goodrich Ships First Electric Aircraft Brake
Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk receives an industry first
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation
(NYSE: GR) has shipped the aerospace industry's first, electrically-actuated,
production brakes for installation on Northrop Grumman's new RQ-4B Global Hawk
unmanned aircraft. The brakes were shipped from Goodrich's Troy, Ohio, Wheels
and Brakes site to Northrop Grumman in San Diego, Calif.
Goodrich has been a leader over the past decade in the development and
acceptance of electro-mechanical aircraft braking. The benefits recognized
through the development of this technology have led aircraft manufacturers to
select Goodrich electric braking systems for civil and military aircraft. The
new system utilizes competencies not only from Goodrich's Wheels and Brakes
team but also from Goodrich's Actuation Systems and Fuel and Utility Systems
According to Larry Isenbarger, Program Manager for Goodrich's Aircraft
Wheels and Brakes, "This is a significant milestone for braking technology.
In conjunction with Northrop Grumman, we are able to bring the benefits of
electric braking to the U.S. Military. In addition, this application
continues to demonstrate Goodrich's drive for excellence and its position as
The Global Hawk aircraft equipped with the Goodrich electric braking
system will begin flight tests later this year. Goodrich has worked closely
with Northrop Grumman's engineers over the past two years to assure the
integration of the braking system with the aircraft.
Goodrich's Aircraft Wheels and Brakes has been a leader in the design,
development and manufacturing of commercial, military, regional and business
aircraft wheels and brakes for more than 50 years. The division also provides
aftermarket service and critical spares to the world's major airlines. It has
created innovative braking systems for over 200 types of aircraft during this
half century and has many more technological improvements in development.
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
SOURCE Goodrich Corporation; GR - Airframe Systems
CONTACT: Gail K. Warner, +1-704-423-7048, or Lisa Bottle,
+1-704-423-7060, both of Goodrich Corporation