CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Singapore Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of eight new Boeing 777LR aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in August 2013. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The 777LR 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.
"This selection by Singapore Airlines expands our longstanding relationship and complements their existing 777LR fleet, first introduced in 2006," said Cory May, vice president of commercial programs, Wheels & Brakes.
Singapore Airlines operates a modern fleet of over 100 aircraft to 62 destinations in 35 countries on six continents from its primary hub in Singapore. Singapore Airlines together with its subsidiary SilkAir connects Singapore with more international destinations in the region than any other Southeast Asian airline. Singapore Airlines is one of the most respected travel brands around the world and has developed into an industry trendsetter. Along with being the world's most awarded airline, Singapore Airlines is committed to environmental sustainability through a number of operational initiatives.
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, is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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