UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver new wheels, brakes to USAF for 475 F-15 aircraft

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX), has reported it plans to deliver new wheels and brakes to the US Air Force (USAF) for 475 of its F-15 aircraft, the company said.

The USD22 million US Air Force contract was awarded in November 2014.

UTC said new carbon brakes will provide longer brake life and boltless wheels, which employ a lock-ring design, are expected to lower maintenance time and cost.

The equipment will be offered in two versions–one for use on the F-15C/D aircraft, and the other for use on the heavier F-15E aircraft. Both are similar designs and have many parts in common. First deliveries are scheduled to begin in August.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.