Business

October 9, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems selected by Xiamen Airlines to provide wheels, carbon brakes on Boeing 787-8 fleet

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.

The 787-8 carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB(R) carbon heat sink material.  The DURACARB(R) 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.”

Established on July 25, 1984 and based in Xiamen, Xiamen Airlines operates the majority of its scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. The Airline is owned by China Southern Airlines (51 percent), Xiamen Construction and Development Group (34 percent) and Jizhong Energy Group (15 percent).

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. It is a worldwide leader in electro-mechanical aircraft brakes with over fifteen years of experience.  UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines April 21, 2014

News: Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him - Almost 10 years after the friendly fire death of former NFL star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a fellow ranger admits that he may have been the one who fired the fatal shot.   Business: Ship study should favor existing designs -...
 
 

News Briefs April 21, 2014

Navy OKs changes for submariners’ sleep schedules The U.S. Navy has endorsed changes to submarine sailors’ schedules based on research into sleep patterns by a military laboratory in Connecticut. With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors’ working hours on schedules with little resemblance...
 
 

NASA cargo launches to space station aboard SpaceX resupply mission

Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:25 p.m., EDT, April 18. The mission is the company’s third...
 

 

Second series of CASIS-sponsored research payloads launch to ISS

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space is proud to announce several sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station onboard the Space Exploration Technology Corporation’s Dragon cargo capsule. This marks the second series of investigations headed to the station that are sponsored by CASIS, the nonprofit responsible for managing research...
 
 

Boeing to give California workers $47 million in back pay

PALMDALE, Calif. – Boeing will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced April 18. An arbitrator ruled against the aerospace giant in January and laid down guidelines for the payments and interest, but it took months to cull through records...
 
 

NASA selects commercial crew program manager

NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation’s space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017 aboard spacecraft built by American companies. “This is a particularly critical time for...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>