United Technologies' UTC Aerospace Wins Contract from Spring Airlines Japan to Provide Wheels, Brakes, MRO services on 737NG Carbon Fleet
UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Spring Airlines Japan to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its new fleet of 20 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in April, 2013. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The 737 Next Generation 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. The wheels and carbon brakes provide a weight savings of approximately 700 pounds (318 kg) per aircraft compared to high capacity steel brakes.
"This agreement, which includes full carbon brake MRO services performed at our Hong Kong service center, demonstrates Spring Airlines' confidence in our track record of providing great products and services with the lowest total cost of ownership," said Cory May, vice president of commercial programs, Wheels & Brakes.
"UTC Aerospace Systems' ability to offer the perfect full carbon brake service solution was a significant factor in our supplier selection," stated Liu Haijun, director of maintenance and engineering, Spring Airlines Japan. "The seamless MRO support and lowest total cost of ownership will enable us to maintain our core business model. We look forward to superior customer focus and exceptional brake life on our new 737NG fleet."
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