UTC Aerospace Systems announces new wheels and brakes selections with 5 airlines

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected to supply wheels and brakes to five of the world´s airlines: Alaska Airlines, Southwest, easyJet, Icelandair and Lufthansa, the company said.

Under the agreements, UTC Aerospace Systems will provide wheels and brakes to more than 375 aircraft, including both the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo platforms. Taken together, the selections represent USD 180 million in new business for UTC Aerospace Systems.

UTC Aerospace Systems wheels and brakes are widely used across the commercial aviation industry, having already amassed more than 17 million brake landings in service on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 and approximately 85 million brake landings in service on the Airbus A320ceo platform.

The company´s brake systems include its proprietary DURACARB® carbon friction material, which allows for an average 35 percent longer brake life over competing carbon materials. This extended brake life helps airlines decrease maintenance time, thereby realizing cost savings as a result.

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world´s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.