Goodrich Corporation has opened its state-of-the-art engine control systems test facility in Birmingham.
The company says the new test facility supports engine control system product development by ‘de-risking’ leading edge technologies, validating the performance of new products, enhancing existing products by optimising performance of product upgrades and supporting existing products and customers.
This facility is part of a £10 million investment to create a new and upgraded world-class fuel system facility in line with the latest Environmental and Health and Safety legislative requirements.
Simon Burr, vice-president and general manager for ECS Europe (products), said: “We have created a centre of excellence for the testing of engine control systems within Goodrich through the support of Advantage West Midlands through a £2 million Selective Finance for Investment in England (SFIE) grant.
“The facility has an unique fuel system test capability with significantly improved data capture and performance analysis capability whilst improving operator and equipment safety. This is one of the few facilities in the world that enables representative testing of engine components at the extreme temperatures experienced on-engine.”
Mick Laverty, chief executive of development agency AWM, who performed the opening ceremony said “I am delighted Advantage West Midlands has been able to support Goodrich Engine Control Systems in the development of its new facility, which produces high value, high precision and safety critical products to the global aerospace industry.”