U.S.-based aerospace company Goodrich Corporation has opened a new facility in Tianjin Airport Industrial Park to support nacelle and thrust reverser original equipment as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities.
The 50,000-square-foot 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 aircraft final assembly line in Tianjin. The facility is part of Goodrich's Aerostructures business.
The facility serves as an interim location; in 2010 Goodrich plans to open a 170,000 square foot permanent facility in Tianjin directly across from the Airbus final assembly line.
Greg Peters, the president of Goodrich Aerostructures, commented that this new facility in Tianjin demonstrates Goodrich's commitment to serving its customers with speed and ease in two distinct ways. They will be able to provide Airbus with complete engine assemblies ready for installation on their new A320 aircraft assembled in Tianjin. And they will supplement their existing MRO footprint in Asia, currently centered in Singapore.
The new facility will also serve as the headquarters for Goodrich's supply chain activities in China.