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4/6/2015

UTC Aerospace Systems to supply carbon brakes for Qatar Airways

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The carbon brakes will be used for its fleet of 43 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

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UTC Aerospace Systems (Charlotte, N.C., USA) will produce the wheels and carbon brakes for 43 Airbus A350-900 aircraft for Qatar Airways. The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, OH. Qatar Airways took delivery of its first A350-900 aircraft in December 2014. 

The A350 XWB carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB carbon heat sink material which has exhibited superior brake life performance on other in-service programs thereby creating significant cost savings over the life of the aircraft through fewer brake removals and associated maintenance and overhaul activity, the company said in a news release. UTC Aerospace Systems is the first wheel and brake supplier certified on the A350-900 program.

"UTC Aerospace Systems is proud to support A350 launch customer Qatar Airways," stated Jim Wharton, senior vice president of Landing Systems. "We look forward to being a significant contributor to Qatar Airways' future and its continued success."

Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline reaches more than 140 destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania from its base at the new Hamad International Airport. 

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