UTC Aerospace Systems gets contract for C-130 wheels, carbon brakes

11 February 2014

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) unit UTC Aerospace Systems was awarded a contract to provide the Commonwealth of Australia upgraded wheels and brakes for their C-130 aircraft.

The new UTC Aerospace Systems C-130 wheels and brakes feature the latest in technology and industry-leading innovation. The carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB carbon heat sink material that provides eight times longer life than the current steel brake. The DURACARB carbon also provides significant performance improvement in brake cooling time that allows aircraft flight crews the ability to depart tactical areas more quickly after delivering cargo. The boltless wheels employ a lock-ring design, substantially lowering maintenance time and cost, in addition to reduced parts count, when compared to traditional bolted aircraft wheels.

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, based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. Its website is at http://www.utcaerospacesystems.com.

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