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Honeywell - Dunlop Team on Airbus A380-800

23 April 2002

Honeywell has been selected as the sole source supplier for aircraft wheels, brakes and support services in partnership with Dunlop Aerospace of the United Kingdom for the Airbus A380-800 Super Jumbo aircraft.

The contract is valued at U.S.$1.5 billion over 25 years. Honeywell revenues estimated at $700 million over the life of the program.

""As the sole-source supplier, the Honeywell - Dunlop team will jointly develop the wheels and brakes and will utilize a new metal matrix composite material and high-density carbon to meet the significant weight reductions required for the Super Jumbo aircraft,"" said Roger Wolfe, Honeywell Aircraft Landing Systems Vice President & General Manager. ""Honeywell will design and manufacture the main wheels, piston housing, and some brake assembly components while Dunlop will be responsible for the nose wheels, carbon heatpack, and torque tube.""

Currently, 97 firm orders and commitments have been received by Airbus for the A380, with options for more. This selection marks the second significant aircraft program on which the Honeywell-Dunlop team will work jointly to develop wheels and brakes. In November, Honeywell, Dunlop and Crane Hydro-Aire won the contract to supply wheels, brakes and tires for Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).






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