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Boeing Selects Carbon Brakes for Next-Generation 737s

03 February 2006

Boeing has selected Goodrich to supply wheels and carbon brakes for their Next-Generation 737 fleet.

Goodrich's carbon brake technology is claimed to provide 737 operators significantly lower life-cycle cost over the current steel design. A portion of this cost savings is directly attributable to the weight savings attainable with carbon versus steel brakes.

Brian Brandewie, President, Goodrich Aircraft Wheels and Brakes, stated, ""Our team is honoured to be bringing our carbon technology to one of Boeing's best selling platforms and help to make it an even better value to the airlines. Additionally, our selection demonstrates the continued confidence Boeing has in Goodrich and follows Boeing's selection of Goodrich to provide wheels and electrically actuated carbon brakes for the 787 Dreamliner. We appreciate that confidence and are excited about continuing our long-standing relationship with Boeing.""

In addition to wheels and brakes, Goodrich supplies a wide variety of products and systems as original equipment on the 737, ranging from landing gear to evacuation systems to lighting.