CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — (Farnborough International Airshow) Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) and Hawaiian Airlines have signed an extension to their existing agreement for nacelle system support. The flight-hour agreement will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, management of spares, rotables and dedicated Goodrich technical support for additional Boeing 717 aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce BR715 engines. The services will be provided under the banner of Goodrich Aerostructures’ Prime Solutions® suite of aftermarket services.
In this new arrangement, Goodrich Aerostructures will extend its existing Prime Solutions support to include four aircraft that Hawaiian Airlines introduced into its fleet in 2008. The additional aircraft will receive the same customized full-support package as established in the original flight hour-based agreement signed in 2001.
Bob Gustafson, vice president and general manager of Aftermarket Services for Goodrich Aerostructures, said, “This new agreement builds on the long relationship between Hawaiian Airlines and Goodrich. We are pleased that the airline recognizes the value that a Prime Solutions agreement can provide in proactively managing the needs of the new airplanes in its fleet.”
“We have enjoyed a long and beneficial relationship with Goodrich and are pleased to be extending their services to care for the rest of our narrowbody fleet,” said Charles Nardello, Hawaiian Airlines senior vice president – Operations.
Hawaiian Airlines, subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., is the largest airline based in the state of Hawaii and the third largest operator of Boeing 717 aircraft.
Launched in 2007, Prime Solutions builds on Goodrich Aerostructures’ history of world-class support for nacelle systems. The customizable suite of services provides full support for nacelle systems, giving airline customers the option of no longer having to invest in nacelle maintenance infrastructure. Under Prime Solutions, long-term nacelle system packages can be customized to incorporate MRO; management of spares, rotables and other assets; and Goodrich technical support of the flying hardware.
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.
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