Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Boeing to provide landing gear system maintenance services in support of the United States Air Force fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Included as part of the agreement, Goodrich will provide training to Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) in Ogden, Utah to perform overhaul of C-17 landing gear systems as a Goodrich supplier.
Greg Watson, site director for Goodrich's Landing Gear business in Burlington, Ontario, Canada stated, "We look forward to using this partnership with HAFB as an opportunity to share best practices between the U.S. Government and private industry which can help to identify key process improvements and continue to add value to performance."
Goodrich is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Globemaster III landing gear system. It is also one of the largest landing gear overhaul maintenance suppliers in the industry.
Boeing's C-17 sustainment purchasing director, Jim Fullaway stated, "Entering into an agreement with Goodrich makes use of their proven abilities and allows OEM-level support for this critical C-17 program."
This agreement covers 17 complete landing gear ship sets which are operated by the United States Air Force and foreign customers.
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