CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by China Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. China Airlines will take delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in 2016. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The A350-900 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.
"China Airlines' selection of our A350 wheels and brakes demonstrates their confidence in our product innovation and adds to the portfolio of equipment we already provide to this key customer," said Jim Wharton, Senior Vice President, Landing Systems for UTC Aerospace Systems.
"During our long-term relationship UTC Aerospace Systems has provided industry-leading products and customer support. We are counting on their superior brake life and reduced maintenance costs for our new A350 fleet," said Joseph Chou, General Manager, Supplies Department, China Airlines.
China Airlines, founded in 1959, is the largest airline in Taiwan. Headquartered at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the airline's operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 118 destinations in 29 countries worldwide.
China Airlines has a fleet of 90 aircraft and more than 11,000 employees worldwide. As one of SkyTeam airline alliance's 20 members. China Airlines offers passengers access to an extensive global network of more than 16,000 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. China Airlines has been named the "Best Airline in North Asia" by U.S.-based Global Traveler magazine. China Airlines also introduced the 777-300ER fleet, which will launch next-generation services in 2014 to continue promoting superior aviation safety as well as an eco-friendly, innovative and attentive service.
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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