CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Jet Airways and Jet Lite to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for their new fleet of 50 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility located in Troy, Ohio.
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.
"This selection complements the successful relationship with Jet Airways that we've enjoyed since 2004, when their current fleet of 737s entered service with our steel brakes," said Cory May, vice president, airline sales, Landing Systems. "We are pleased to provide Jet Airways with a lower total cost of ownership for their 737 Next Generation fleet."
"We enjoy industry-leading 'around-the-clock' customer and product support on our current fleets equipped with wheels and brakes from UTC Aerospace Systems," stated Dato' K. Jeyakanthan, Senior Vice President Aircraft Projects & Product (Technical), Jet Airways. "We look forward to excellent product performance and reliability in addition to realizing the benefits associated with their brake life advantage for our new 737 Next Generation fleet."
Jet Airways is based in Mumbai and operates over 1,000 flights daily to 76 destinations worldwide. Jet Airways serves 19 countries across Asia, Europe and North America and is India's second largest airline in terms of passengers carried.
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, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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