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.