UTC Aerospace Systems Selected by Thai Airways International for Wheels and
Carbon Brakes on 777-300ER Fleet
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --UTC Aerospace Systems has been
selected by Thai Airways International to supply the wheels and carbon brakes
for its new fleet of 14 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems, a
unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will provide the equipment
through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft was
delivered in August 2012.
The 777-300ER carbon brakes, delivered under the Goodrich brand, 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.
"We are excited to have been selected by Thai for their new fleet of 777-300ER
aircraft, continuing our long-term relationship that includes supplying wheels
and brakes for their fleets of 747-400 and 777CL aircraft," said Cory May,
vice president of commercial programs, Wheels & Brakes. "Our ability to
partner with Thai for their six owned aircraft and their leasing company for
the eight leased aircraft is a great example of our customer focused drive to
provide proactive solutions to meet our customer's needs."
Based in Bangkok, Thailand's national flag carrier was founded in 1988 and
flies to 71 destinations in 35 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia,
Europe and North America.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems
and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace
Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide
manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high-technology products and services to the building and
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