UTC United Technologies Corp, has been selected to supply wheels and brakes to five of the world’s airlines: Alaska Airlines, Southwest, EasyJet, Icelandair and Lufthansa.
UTC is one of the 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 a renowned worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
UTC Aerospace Systems will provide wheels and brakes to more than 375 aircraft; this includes both the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo platforms.
UTC wheels and brakes are widely used across the commercial aviation industry, having already gathered more than 178 million brake landings in service on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 and around 85 million brake landings in service on the Airbus A320Neo.
The company brake systems include its proprietary DURACARBÂ®, a carbon friction material. This allows for an average 35% longer brake life over competing carbon materials. The extended brake life helps airlines decrease maintenance time, therefore realising cost savings as a result.
United Technologies Corp, is based in Farmington, Connecticut, and provides high technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. They do this by combining passion for science with precision engineering.