Goodrich opens MRO/engine/supply chain facility in China
Goodrich has opened a new facility in China’s Tianjin Airport Industrial Park to support nacelle and thrust reverser original equipment as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities.
The 50,000 sq. ft facility will perform nacelle and thrust reverser MRO work for customers in the region. In addition, it will support engine buildup and podding work for the new Airbus A320 family final assembly line (FALC) in Tianjin. The facility is part of Goodrich’s Aerostructures business.
This facility is an interim location; in 2010 Goodrich plans to open a 170,000 sq. ft permanent facility in Tianjin directly across from the Airbus final assembly line.
Greg Peters, president, Goodrich Aerostructures, commented, “This new facility in Tianjin demonstrates Goodrich’s commitment to serving our customers with speed and ease in two distinct ways. We will be able to provide Airbus with complete engine assemblies ready for installation on their new A320 aircraft assembled in Tianjin. And we will supplement our existing MRO footprint in Asia, currently centered in Singapore, to better support customers in fast-growing China.”
The new facility will also serve as the headquarters for Goodrich’s supply chain activities in China.