Goodrich to supply parts for Boeing
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Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Southwest Airlines to supply wheels, carbon brakes, MRO services and comprehensive asset management for its new fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.Goodrich´s 737 Next Generation carbon brake uses proprietary DURACARBÃ carbon heat sink material. The DURACARB carbon provides exceptional brake performance and a 35 percent brake life advantage over competitive equipment.The Goodrich wheels and carbon
brakes provide a weight savings of approximately 700 pounds (318kg) per aircraft compared to high capacity steel brakes.Jim Wharton, Vice President of sales and program management for Goodrich Aircraft Wheels and Brakes said, "Our established world-class MRO network and asset management services provide unique added value to Southwest´s operational excellence. We are very pleased that Southwest has the confidence in Goodrich as their wheel and brake supplier of choice for their new 737-800 fleet."Southwest Airlines was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971, with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities -- Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Today, Southwest operates 561 Boeing 737 aircraft among 72 cities. Southwest is the United States´ most successful low fare, high frequency, point-to-point carrier, operating more than 3,300 flights a day coast-to-coast.For more information on aircraft manufacturing in the US, see the latest reports: Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report
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