Goodrich Corp. (Charlotte, N.C.) and The Boeing Co. (Seattle, Wash.) have announced the signing of an agreement making the Goodrich Aerostructures Alabama Service Center part of Boeing’s Network Service Center (NSC) program. Under the terms of the agreement, the Foley, Ala. Service Center will repair and overhaul thrust reversers on Boeing 737 Next-Generation and 777 aircraft.
Boeing’s NSC program aims to reduce overall repair costs and simplify complex rotable programs for airline operators through the establishment of additional approved maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support in key global regions.
With the agreement, the Alabama Service Center becomes the third facility in Goodrich Aerostructures’ worldwide MRO network authorized to participate in Boeing’s NSC program. Goodrich’s European Service Center in Prestwick, Scotland, joined the program earlier this year, while the Goodrich Aerostructures Service Center-Asia, in Singapore, was authorized to participate in 2005. Participating facilities must complete an extensive Boeing quality audit ensuring the highest standards of MRO expertise and process control.