The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has named Kidde Aerospace & Defense, Monogram Systems and Moog Inc. as partners for GoldCare, the lifecycle support solution for the 787 Dreamliner.
Kidde Aerospace & Defense, an operating unit of Hamilton Sundstrand, is the exclusive supplier of fire detection and suppression systems for the 787.
Monogram Systems will provide the complete water and waste systems. Design improvements include tank capacity automation and simplified maintenance.
Moog Inc. (MOGA; MOGB) will supply the primary flight control actuation system. This system will control all of the primary flight control surfaces on the airplane including spoilers and horizontal stabilizer.
"Bringing these key team members on board further solidifies this comprehensive service option for 787 customers," said Bob Avery, Boeing's vice president 787 Services & Support. "We're working together to ensure GoldCare's innovative new business strategy delivers the value and quality that will revolutionize airplane lifecycle support options."
Systems suppliers have embraced GoldCare because it aligns Boeing and the entire GoldCare team's business interests with the customer's success. Each of the new GoldCare partners will be responsible for providing 787 GoldCare customers with systems for the 787 Dreamliner at guaranteed levels of availability, managing the maintenance of parts removed from aircraft and ensuring that equipment reliability is optimized.
GoldCare services help airlines improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. Under GoldCare, Boeing leads and integrates a global team to deliver maintenance, engineering and materials management tasks within a predictable per-flight-hour cost. Boeing offers GoldCare as a strategic business choice for 787 customers, helping them leverage the game-changing innovation of the Dreamliner to reduce introduction and infrastructure costs, minimize financial and operational risk, improve operating costs and simplify maintenance so they can focus on their passengers.
The GoldCare team already includes SR Technics, GE Aviation, Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Thales, and Air Cruiser. For more information, visit the GoldCare Web site at www.boeing.com/commercial/goldcare.