October 9, 2013
UTC Aerospace Systems selected by Xiamen Airlines to provide wheels and 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. The 787-8 carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB carbon heat sink material. The DURACARB carbon provides exceptional brake performance and a 35% brake life advantage over competitive products, producing significant costs savings for operators.