Airbus has selected Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) to provide cabin attendant seats for the A320 Family of aircraft. The award is expected to generate $100 million in revenue to support new production aircraft, retrofit sales and spares over the life of the program. With this new contract, Goodrich cabin attendant seats are featured on the entire family of Airbus aircraft including the A300, A330, A340 and A380.
The seats will be produced by Goodrich Interiors' facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Design and development work will commence in the first quarter of 2008, and production deliveries are scheduled to start in the third quarter 2008.
The 16G single-aisle cabin attendant seats incorporate improvements in reliability and safety, and meet the most stringent government regulations for emergency landing protection. Seats will be installed on new production A320 Family aircraft; in addition, airlines may choose to retrofit fleet aircraft with the improved seats.
Tom Mepham, President of Goodrich Interiors, stated, "We are proud to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus by providing new cabin attendant seats for the entire A320 Family comprising the A318, A319, A320 and A321. These improved 16G seats will provide the utmost in safety for aircrews on one of the most popular airliners in service today."
Airbus has more than 2,500 A320 Family aircraft on order for delivery between 2008 and 2017. Currently, more than 3,300 A320 Family aircraft are in service worldwide. Other Goodrich content on the A320 includes nacelle systems, flight controls, wheels and brakes, engine components, electrical generation equipment, air data sensors and systems, ice detection and protection systems, heated floor panels and lighting systems.
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