Dubai 2011: Goodrich signs two key support agreements with Emirates

Goodrich Corporation has signed two significant support agreements with Emirates. The first is a general terms agreement (GTA), which provides the framework for all future MRO agreements between the two companies, while the second represents the first application of this GTA.
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Under the 10-year specific business agreement (SBA) Goodrich, a leading manufacturer of inflatable evacuation slides and slide/rafts for commercial aircraft, will deliver comprehensive overhaul and support services for the suite of 16 passenger evacuation slides on the Emirates Airbus A380 fleet. All maintenance work will be conducted at Goodrich’s Middle East MRO campus in Dubai.

Joel Haldemann, Goodrich’s vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa MRO, explained: “Both the GTA and the SBA are significant milestones in the growing business relationship between Goodrich and Emirates. The agreements add to the substantial body of MRO work we already perform for Emirates and demonstrate our drive to deliver effective, regionally-based solutions, all while focusing on speed and ease of doing business.”

Ammar Al Zaben, Emirates’ vice president of procurement (Aircraft) added: “The GTA will vastly simplify and speed up discussions for future tender opportunities, reducing time and resource requirements and increasing business efficiency. Additionally, Goodrich’s comprehensive, quality support offerings and locally-based MRO campus make it easier to do business. These were key factors in our decision to outsource this activity and to award this SBA to Goodrich.”

Goodrich supplies around 50,000 systems, including main deck, upper deck and off-wing evacuation systems, installed on most Boeing and Airbus aircraft.