July 14, 2014
UTC Aerospace Systems to provide new wheels and carbon brakes for A320neo aircraft family
UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Airbus to supply new wheels and carbon brakes for A320neo family aircraft, through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. The equipment is scheduled to enter into service in 2015 on the current A320 family of aircraft. The new wheels and brakes are designed as a product improvement and in parallel to today’s existing design and will be introduced with compatibility across the current A318/A319/A320 and A319/A320neo platforms. The new equipment includes a larger carbon sink mass and the next generation oxidation protection system. The brake and wheel structures of the new equipment are optimized for weight and performance. The brakes use proprietary DURACARB(R) carbon heat sink material which allows UTC Aerospace to provide significant cost savings for operators through improved brake life.