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June 11, 2012

Goodrich receives U.S. Army spares order to support UH-60 helo fleet

Goodrich Corporation has received an order from the U.S. Army to provide 80 spare health and usage management system electronic units for the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

The units will be produced by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems business in Vergennes, Vt. Deliveries are expected to commence in early 2013.

“It started as an R&D project in Vermont, but HUMS has become a vital life-saving and cost-saving tool that now is standard equipment on military helicopters,” said Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. “I am so proud of the important work that Goodrich is doing in our state,” he added. Senator Leahy, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, has been a long-time supporter of Goodrich’s work in Vergennes, including the technology behind HUMS.

Tony Wurmel, general manager of Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems in Vergennes said, “This award highlights the value that the Goodrich HUMS brings in lowering operating and maintenance costs while enhancing safety for the Army’s Black Hawk fleet. We thank Senator Leahy for his strong support over the last decade in helping the Army equip its frontline helicopter fleet with this cost-effective system; it will help the troops remain effective and maintain the fleet at high readiness in an uncertain world.”

The HUMS system has contributed to lower operating costs and increased effectiveness for Army Black Hawk helicopters in executing important safety and rescue missions during ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In recent deployments the Black Hawks with HUMS had 17 percent lower total maintenance costs with a greater than 50 percent reduction in unscheduled maintenance, enhancing readiness for critical troop transport and medical evacuation missions.

Goodrich provides HUMS for numerous U.S. military platforms, including the Army UH-60 and CH-47 fleets, Marine Corp. CH-53, AH-1, UH-1, & V-22 fleets, and the Navy MH-60 fleet. Goodrich has delivered more than 2,000 units to the U.S. Army alone.




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