QA picks Goodrich braking for 787 fleet
Charlotte, July 19, 2010
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, has selected Goodrich Corporation, a global supplier of system to the aerospace market, to supply wheels and electrically-actuated brakes for its Boeing 787 aircraft.
Qatar Airways has 30 787 aircraft on order for delivery commencing in 2011.
The Goodrich electric braking system for the Boeing 787 uses Goodrich's proprietary Duracarb carbon brakes. Duracarb carbon provides exceptional brake performance and 35 per cent better brake life than competing carbon friction materials, a statement said.
Goodrich is the chosen supplier on nearly 80 per cent of the 787 aircraft wheel and electric brake awards that have been announced to date, according to the statement.
"Qatar Airways is the first airline in the fast-growing Middle East region to choose a 787 wheel and brake supplier,” said Jim Wharton, vice president of sales and programme management for Goodrich Aircraft Wheels and Brakes.
“We are pleased to be adding another premier airline to our significant 787 customer base."
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said: "As a leading global airline, we have to consider many factors such as safety, the environment, performance, reliability, support and the overall cost of ownership.”
“I am pleased to say that the Goodrich option meets Qatar Airways' requirements on these accounts. We are delighted to work with Goodrich on the Boeing 787 platform and to embrace the electric braking system for use on our high profile fleet,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service