UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by IndiGo to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of new Airbus A320neo aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. First aircraft delivery is scheduled for November 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.
The A320neo 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.
"We are excited to welcome IndiGo as a Landing Systems customer and we look forward to supporting this new fleet with our latest generation A320 wheels and brakes," stated Jim Wharton, president, Landing Systems.
Launched in 2006, IndiGo is headquartered in Gurgaon, India. It is the largest airline by passengers carried, and the fastest growing airline in the country in one of the world’s most quickly expanding markets. Its primary hub is located at Delhi’s IGI Airport. The airline currently operates a fleet of ninety-seven Airbus A320 aircraft.