Charlotte, USA: Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected Goodrich Corporation to supply wheels and electrically actuated brakes for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft it is adding to its fleet. JAL has 30 aircraft on order and is scheduled to start taking deliveries of the new aircraft in 2008.
According to Jack Carmola, president of Goodrich's Actuation and Landing Systems segment, "The introduction by Goodrich of this technology to the global fleet is the result of over a decade of research and development by a cross-functional team of Goodrich designers and engineers who were mindful of the voice of the customer and the future demands of the marketplace. We're proud to be part of this innovative trend as the world's airlines adopt electric braking systems for use on high profile aircraft such as the Dreamliner."
JAL has also chosen Goodrich to supply a traditional braking system for the Boeing 737-800 aircraft being added to its fleet. Currently 30 firm and 10 optional 737-800 aircraft are on order with deliveries already underway.
Goodrich's Aircraft Wheels and Brakes division has been a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of commercial, military, regional and business aircraft wheels and brakes for 60 years. It has created innovative braking systems for over 200 types of aircraft.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defence and homeland security markets.