Spring Airlines Japan selects UTC Aerospace for 737 wheels and brakes

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Spring Airlines Japan has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its new fleet of 20 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the first of which is scheduled for delivery in April.

UTC Aerospace will provide the equipment through its wheels and brakes business in Troy, Ohio.

The 737 carbon brakes use proprietary Duracarb carbon heat sink material, says the company.

"This agreement, which includes full carbon brake MRO services performed at our Hong Kong service centre, demonstrates Spring Airlines' confidence in our track record of providing great products and services with the lowest total cost of ownership," says Cory May, vice-president of commercial programmes, wheels and brakes.

The carrier is an affiliate of Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines, and is expected to commence operations later this year from its base at Tokyo Narita airport.