Safran wins new wheel and brake contract from Turkish Airlines

MRO Europe, October 17, 2018

Turkish Airlines has chosen wheels and carbon brakes from Safran Landing Systems for its fleets of 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 Boeing 787-9 long-range aircraft, set to enter service starting in 2019. The contract was announced during a signing ceremony at the MRO Europe trade show in Amsterdam, attended by Ahmet Bolat Phd., Chief Investment & Technology Officer at Turkish Airlines, and Jean Souêtre, Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Wheels and Brakes, at Safran Landing Systems.

With this latest contract, Safran Landing Systems bolsters its leadership in the market for wheels and brakes on long-range commercial jets. On the Airbus A350, it provides a carbon brake which is the lightest on the market while helping reduce fuel consumption. On the Boeing 787, the company's electric brake saves weight while retaining excellent thermal absorption capacity, higher dispatch reliability, simplified maintenance and longer service life.

Ahmet Bolat, Chief Investment & Technology Officer of Turkish Airlines, said: "We are excited to renew our partnership with Safran Landing Systems. Since 1987, all Turkish Airlines teams have appreciated their innovative products, and the superior performance of their equipment and support services. We have therefore once again chosen Safran Landing Systems wheels and brakes on our Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 planes."

"Turkish Airlines is a pioneering customer of Safran wheels and brakes, with a first contract signed more than 30 years ago. We are very proud to once again be chosen for this key contract. It confirms our joint success and the mutual trust we have built up over the years", said Jean-Paul Alary, CEO of Safran Landing Systems. "With this new selection, we will now equip more than
200 Turkish Airlines aircraft."

Safran Landing Systems is the world's leading supplier of carbon brakes, already fitted to more than 9,000 aircraft to date.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. Including Zodiac Aerospace, acquired by Safran in February 2018, the Group has over 91,000 employees and would have around €21 billion in adjusted revenues (pro forma 2016). 

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate more than 60,000 landings daily. For further details: www.safran-group.com and www.safran-landing-systems.com / Follow @Safran and @SafranLandingS on Twitter.

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