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28 November 2014
American wheels & carbon brakes for Chinese A350s
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.
The A350-900 carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB® carbon heat sink material whichprovides exceptional brake performance and a 35% 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.
Source: Toze Batista
"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.
Based on the press release “UTC Aerospace Systems Selected by China Airlines to Provide Wheels and Carbon Brakes for their Airbus A350-900 Fleet”