Goodrich Announces Opening of New Aircraft Maintenance Campus in Dubai

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will unveil its new 115,000-square-foot aircraft component and systems maintenance and repair campus on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2007 during the Dubai Air Show 2007. The official opening event will be attended by Goodrich's customers, senior executives and other guests from Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone (JAFZA) and the aerospace community.

The new purpose-built facility, in Dubai's JAFZA, will offer a full range of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for components and systems for both commercial and military aerospace customers from Europe , Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Its services will cover a broad range of aircraft including the new Airbus A380. The repair services offered will encompass components and systems from aircraft nacelle systems, cargo systems, de-icing systems, hoists and winches, sensor systems and aircraft evacuation systems.

As well as providing MRO services to the region's airlines, the facility is planning to support military fleets with spares and repair capabilities for programs such as the F-16, F-18 and Tornado aircraft.

The campus represents a $25 million investment by Goodrich providing localized support for its customers and will enable the company to bring its multiple MRO capabilities and products under one roof. The campus currently employs 50 people and this is expected to increase to around 100 within the next year.

According to N.S. (Pandri) Pandarinath, Vice President MRO, Europe , Middle East and Africa for Goodrich Customer Services, "This is a significant event for Goodrich in the region. The new site is strategically located to serve our EMEA customers and provide a range of services which span Goodrich's diverse original manufactured equipment. For our customer it's all about enhancing the speed and ease of doing business with us by providing the right assets in the right place at the right time."

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