Goodrich Selected by Lufthansa to Retrofit A320 Family Fleet with Improved LED Lights
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been awarded a contract to retrofit LED runway turnoff (RTO) lights on Lufthansa's fleet of A319/A320/A321 aircraft.
The improved lights, offering better illumination and significantly improved reliability to reduce airline operating costs over current LED lights, will be integrated in the aircraft nose landing gear in two locations. Additionally, due to the plug and play design, the LED lights are easy to install in 15 minutes or less. The work will be done at Goodrich's Lighting Systems facility in Lippstadt, Germany.
"Goodrich has worked closely with the Lufthansa Technik team to create a superb technology LED solution which extends light service life and offers a 'no touch – maintenance free' product," said Brian Sartain, vice president of Goodrich's Interiors Cabin and Lighting Systems business. "Our LED runway turnoff lights are reliable and are fully interchangeable (mechanically and electronically) with the existing lights. Moreover, during the extensive field trials, pilots reported that they can see better with these new lights which is a welcome safety improvement for exterior lights on board the Airbus A320 Family aircraft."
Tim Wenger, A320 Family aircraft system engineer for Lufthansa Technik AG, expressed his appreciation to the Goodrich team for collaborating with the airline. "I am impressed with the way Goodrich worked to provide us with a cost effective lighting solution for our needs. The Goodrich lights certainly exceeded our expectations and we are confident in the quality and use of these lights," he said.
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