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UTC Aerospace Systems selected by Qatar Airways to provide wheels and carbon brakes for their Airbus A350XWB aircraft

News International-French

2 Apr 2015

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Qatar Airways to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 43 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. Qatar Airways took delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in December 2014. UTCAerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

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 for our customers through fewer brake removals and associated maintenance and overhaul activity. 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, 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 over 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.

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, provides high-technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.