Boeing has selected Goodrich Corporation to supply the flight deck lighting system and cabin attendant seating for the 787 Dreamliner. Very few work packages remain to be awarded on the 787 program.
"Goodrich understands our goals for the 787 Dreamliner," said Mike Bair, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "They understand that our high expectations for efficiency and performance as well as our commitment to providing a better cabin environment for passengers and crew. That's why you will find their technology in so many places on our airplane."
Goodrich's Aircraft Interior Products specialty seating systems team in Colorado Springs, Colo. will develop and manufacture 16g-certified, floor-mounted, standard cabin attendant seats as well as high-comfort cabin attendant seats under the terms of the contract. First deliveries are scheduled in 2007.
The flight deck lighting system consists of all task lighting, general illumination and emergency lighting on the flight deck. Goodrich's Lighting Systems team with locations in Lippstadt, Germany and Tampa, Fla. will be producing the all LED-based system.
With these work packages, Boeing has awarded 11 Dreamliner contracts to Goodrich including the cargo system, wheels and electric braking system, exterior lighting, nacelles and thrust reversers, proximity sensing system, fuel quantity indicating system and fuel management software.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The 787 is a family of three super-efficient airplanes that will provide passengers with a better flying experience. The airplanes will feature significant improvements in passenger amenities including cleaner air, bigger windows, a lower cabin altitude and higher humidity. Detailed design of the 787 is under way with production scheduled to start later this year. First flight is planned for 2007 with deliveries beginning in 2008.
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.