flydubai Reports Goodrich Carbon Brakes on Boeing 737NG Fleet "Exceeded Expectations"
Monday, 13 February 2012
Singapore, Singapore Airshow,  /PRNewswire/  The flydubai fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft equipped with DURACARB® carbon brakes has accumulated over 140,000 brake landings to date with a projected industry-leading average brake life of 3,000 landings per overhaul.

Currently 12 airlines have selected Goodrich carbon brakes for their 737 Next Generation aircraft.

Jim Wharton, vice president of sales and program management at Goodrich's Aircraft Wheels and Brakes business said, "Our Boeing 737NG DURACARB® carbon brakes are performing very well at launch customer flydubai.  The airlines are initially attracted to the 700-pound weight savings compared with steel brakes, but when they select Goodrich they also benefit from industry-leading brake life and reliability."

Ghaith al Ghaith, chief executive officer of flydubai said, "The Goodrich carbon brakes on our aircraft have exceeded our expectations. The brake life is higher than promised and the equipment is very reliable with no in-service issues experienced to date. This ensures that we can keep our costs low and pass on the savings to our customers in the form of lower fares.".

Source: Goodrich Corporation; GR - Actuation and Landing Systems