Skynet Asia Airways selects Goodrich wheels and brakes

US aerospace company Goodrich has been selected by Skynet Asia Airways to supply wheels and carbon brakes for its new fleet of 13 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft.

Aircraft deliveries with the Goodrich wheel and carbon-brake equipment are expected to begin in June 2011 and continue through 2016.

Goodrich’s 737 Next Generation carbon brake uses proprietary Duracarb carbon heat-sink material and is claimed to provide a 35 per cent brake-life advantage over competitive equipment.

According to Goodrich, the wheels and carbon brakes provide weight savings of approximately 700lb (318kg) per aircraft compared to high-capacity steel brakes.