Goodrich signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to supply air data sensors, ice detectors and windshield heat controllers for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft family. Goodrich will deliver the first flight-test hardware in mid-2011.
The Goodrich flight-critical air data sensors selected for the MRJ include aerodynamically compensated pitot-static probes, digital angle of attack sensors and total air temperature sensors.
The ice detectors advise flight crews of ice build-up for activation of the aircraft's ice protection system. The internally mounted windshield heat controllers ensure the windshield remains free of condensation and ice. The controllers help conserve power by regulating and distributing only the level of power required.
Goodrich was earlier selected to provide integrated braking systems, lighting systems and evacuation systems for the MRJ. The company is also providing the engine nacelles for the Pratt&Whitney PurePower PW1000G engine.