UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Singapore Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of eight new Boeing 777LR aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in August 2013. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The 777LR carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB® carbon heat sink material. The DURACARB® carbon provides exceptional brake performance and a 35 percent brake life advantage over competitive products, producing significant cost savings for operators.
"This selection by Singapore Airlines expands our longstanding relationship and complements their existing 777LR fleet, first introduced in 2006," said Cory May, vice president of commercial programs, Wheels & Brakes.
Source: UTC Aerospace Systems
Date: Feb 27, 2013