UTC Aerospace Systems Selected by Singapore Airlines to Provide Wheels and
Carbon Brakes on Boeing 777LR Fleet
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 27, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --UTC Aerospace Systems has been
selected by Singapore Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its
fleet of eight new Boeing 777LR aircraft. The company will provide the
equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first
aircraft is scheduled for delivery in August 2013. UTC Aerospace Systems is a
unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The 777LR 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.
"This selection by Singapore Airlines expands our longstanding relationship
and complements their existing 777LR fleet, first introduced in 2006," said
Cory May, vice president of commercial programs, Wheels & Brakes.
Singapore Airlines operates a modern fleet of over 100 aircraft to 62
destinations in 35 countries on six continents from its primary hub in
Singapore. Singapore Airlines together with its subsidiary SilkAir connects
Singapore with more international destinations in the region than any other
Southeast Asian airline. Singapore Airlines is one of the most respected
travel brands around the world and has developed into an industry
trendsetter. Along with being the world's most awarded airline, Singapore
Airlines is committed to environmental sustainability through a number of
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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