Friday, January 2, 2009

Goodrich, Rolls enter joint venture

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Goodrich and Rolls-Royce announced today that they've formed a joint venture company to develop and supply engine controls for Rolls-Royce aero engines. The joint venture company, Rolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems Limited, operates as Aero Engine Controls. Each of the contributing companies owns 50 per cent of Aero Engine Controls. Goodrich will retain the aftermarket products and services business associated with the joint venture's products. (Source: PRNewswire, 01/02/08) Both companies have Gulf Coast operations. Rolls-Royce has a foundry in Pascagoula and tests jet engines at Stennis Space Center, Miss; Goodrich has a service center in Foley, Ala.