Goodrich Showcases Real-Time Technology at Aero India
By WENDELL MINNICK
BANGALORE, India - U.S.-based Goodrich Corporation showcased mission-critical defense technology that brings real-time information to air crews along and field proven safety systems at the 2011 Aero India air show being held in Bangalore, India, which began Feb. 9.
Mission-critical guidance, navigation and stabilization products on display includes the updated Terrain Profile Matching (TERPROM) software, designed to increase flight safety and tactical awareness for both fixed-wing and helicopter platforms, along with Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) based inertial sensors and advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data collection and dissemination systems.
Goodrich also displayed its F-16 Advanced Concept Ejection Seats II (ACES II) advanced concept ejection seat. Credited with saving more than 600 lives to date, the ACES II are the only ejection seats in the world with active pitch stabilization providing consistent performance capability at airspeeds of zero to 600 knots and altitudes up to 60,000 feet.
Complementing the ACES II will be the Common Crash Resistant Troop Seat, designed for installation on multiple helicopter platforms.
Goodrich has a strong in-country presence in India. The company has a campus in Bangalore that manufactures evacuation slides for Airbus, Boeing and Embraer platforms, as well as seating and cargo systems, interior and exterior lighting along with motors, actuation systems and electronic controllers. The company employs over 1,200 local employees in assembly, quality control, and at a maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) center. In addition, the India design center employs over 450 engineers across multiple engineering disciplines.