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Honeywell to provide Singapore Airlines carbon brakes for A380

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Under the 10-year agreement, Honeywell will supply Carbenix carbon fiber brake technology for Singapore Airline's A380 aircraft.


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Honeywell (Phoenix, Ariz., USA) announced Sept. 1 that it will provide wheels and carbon brakes material for Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 aircraft over 10 years.

"More than just providing predictable maintenance expenses, Singapore Airlines is benefiting from a lightweight wheels and brakes system," said Mike Madsen, vice president of Airlines, Honeywell Aerospace. "Titanium alloy reduces the overall weight compared to traditional materials, while other performance design improvements eliminate hardware for additional weight savings."

Using Carbenix carbon fiber friction material expertise, Honeywell's titanium braking components and patented anti-oxidant protection increase the operational performance and service life of the integrated A380 wheel and brake system. Stopping performance eliminates two thrust reversers, while a 16-brake configuration eliminates four aft body position brakes. Coupled with the use of titanium alloy, the system weight is reduced for better aircraft efficiency.
Honeywell will provide wheels and brakes materials for Singapore Airlines' current fleet of 11 A380s, as well as eight others on firm orders. The A380 Material Cost Per Aircraft Landing (MCPAL) agreement provides Singapore Airlines with the aftermarket support and consigned wheel and brake component parts required to maintain and operate their A380 wheels and brakes.


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