UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by China Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio . China Airlines will take delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in 2016. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The A350-900 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.
"China Airlines' selection of our A350 wheels and brakes demonstrates their confidence in our product innovation and adds to the portfolio of equipment we already provide to this key customer," said Jim Wharton , Senior Vice President, Landing Systems for UTC Aerospace Systems.
"During our long-term relationship UTC Aerospace Systems has provided industry-leading products and customer support. We are counting on their superior brake life and reduced maintenance costs for our new A350 fleet," said Joseph Chou , General Manager, Supplies Department, China Airlines.
Source: UTC Aerospace Systems
Date: Nov 11, 2014