Minnesota-Based Goodrich Business Is Key Supplier to Airbus A380 Superjumbo Jet

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Airbus A380 superjumbo passenger jet, scheduled to land at the Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) airport today, is equipped with a number of critical systems produced by Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) Sensors and Integrated Systems (SIS) unit based in Burnsville, Minn. The A380's arrival at MSP is part of a larger tour to promote sales of the aircraft.

Products provided by SIS for the A380 include the multi-function SmartProbe(TM) primary air data system, standby air data systems, ice detection systems, heated floor panels, primary flight control motor drive electronics, and hydraulic system heat exchanger temperature sensors. The company also provides a sensor suite for the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine, and digital electronic control pressure sensors for both the Trent 900 and Engine Alliance GP7200 engines.

Goodrich worldwide produces numerous significant systems and components used throughout the A380. According to Airbus, producer of the superjumbo jetliner, more than 189 A380s are on order or committed for more than 16 customers worldwide.

"Our employees are very proud to be a part of the Airbus team and this very exciting aircraft," said Brian Gora , President, Goodrich SIS. "Our design and development team worked closely with Airbus to develop systems to meet both their technical and business needs. We look forward to supporting Airbus and its airline customers as the A380 enters operational service."

Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems provides a broad range of systems to the aerospace industry worldwide including SmartProbe(TM) air data systems, electronic flight bag systems, security and surveillance systems, fuel measurement and management systems, health and usage management systems, ice detection and protection systems, and rescue hoists and cargo winches.

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.

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