Goodrich Rescue Systems

About Us

Goodrich Rescue Systems, a unit of Collins Aerospace, Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) is a leading provider of advanced products and systems for commercial and military helicopters. Key products provided include fly-by-wire flight controls, vehicle health management systems, rescue hoists, engine control systems and transmission systems. Our advanced systems equip helicopters from Agusta Westland, Bell, Boeing, Eurocopter, MD Helicopters, and Sikorsky.

Helicopters carry out the most demanding missions in some of the most extreme operating environments; we understand this, and design our products as well as support systems to anticipate customer needs, enhance aircrew safety, and provide operational cost benefits. Our systems become a force multiplier for military and commercial operators alike.

Advanced rescue hoists and cargo winches help save lives during disaster relief efforts and rescue missions around the world. Field-proven hoist and winch technologies from SIS are used by U.S. and foreign militaries and coast guards as well as police forces, firefighters, medical evacuation crews, and private operators around the world.

As the only producer of both traditional level wind and more advanced translating drum cable management systems, SIS offers a variety of solutions for operations in high-demand, unpredictable or extreme environment conditions. The business also innovates in dual-hoist systems, increasing readiness for search-and-rescue teams.

SIS works closely with its operators through user groups to communicate best practices and system advances for the benefit of all users.


Goodrich Rescue Systems have a continuous operating history of over 140 years since our beginnings as Western Gear Corporation.

Goodrich, Tew & Co. founded in Akron, Ohio, by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich. In 1880, the company name was changed to B.F. Goodrich Company; in 1980, to BFGoodrich; and in 2001, to Goodrich Corporation.

Western Gear Corporation begins designing and developing propulsion gearboxes for merchant marine ships and frigates, continuing in this capacity to the Perry Class destroyers and silent running submarine gearboxes.

Western Gear is purchased by Lucas Industries. Lucas Industries later merges with the North American Varity Corporation to become LucasVarity.

TRW acquires LucasVarity. Lucas Aerospace becomes TRW Aeronautical Systems.

Goodrich Corporation acquires a segment of TRW Aeronautical Systems that includes the present Goodrich Rescue Systems business unit.

UTC closes its acquisition of Goodrich and combines the company with Hamilton Sundstrand to form UTC Aerospace Systems, one of the world’s largest suppliers of integrated aerospace solutions.

Goodrich Rescue Systems has built a legacy of unmatched reliability and safety – holding the most EASA & FAA certifications in the industry.

About the Parent Company

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our customers include original equipment manufacturers that build aircraft and helicopters, engine manufacturers, and airlines, as well as defense agencies and contractors. Our commitment is to help them develop and maintain safer, lighter, more reliable and more efficient aircraft and other platforms.

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About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. UTC businesses include Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney. UTC Building & Industrial Systems includes Otis elevators and escalators, Carrier heating, venting, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and UTC Fire & Security products.  To learn more, visit:

Sensors & Integrated Systems

Collins Aerospace Sensors & Integrated Systems division is a leading provider of cutting-edge sensors and sensor-based systems for the commercial aerospace and defense industries including electronic flight bags, air data systems, ice detection and protection systems, fire protection systems, fuel measurement and management systems, guidance navigation and control systems, health and usage management systems, rescue hoists, mission data recorders, and sensing suites for aircraft engines. 

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