UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Xiamen Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 6 new Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in July 2014. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The 787-8 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 costs savings for operators.
"We are pleased to enter into a new business relationship with Xiamen Airlines on the 787-8 program," said Cory May, vice president of commercial programs, Wheels & Brakes. "We look forward to providing Xiamen with a superior level of customer support for their 787 fleet and entry into service."
Tang Jianqi, General Manager of Xiamen Airlines Maintenance & Engineering Division stated, "Due to the new technology of the 787 electric brake, electro-mechanical braking experience was a critical factor in our supplier selection. We have confidence that UTC Aerospace Systems will provide us their 787 electric brake products with the highest in performance and reliability."
Source: UTC Aerospace Systems
Date: Oct 9, 2013