Flydubai gets first Boeing 737 equipped with Goodrich brakes

Ghaith Al Ghaith with Phil Brugger, Account Manager for Aircraft Wheels and Brakes, Goodrich Corporation. (SUPPLIED)

Low-cost carrier flydubai has received the first Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft equipped with Goodrich Corporation carbon brakes.

This is the seventh such aircraft the airline has received in less than 10 months of commercial operations.

Goodrich Corporation will supply wheels and carbon brake equipment for flydubai's entire fleet of more than 50 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft and will retrofit the carrier's existing six aircraft.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "We believe that we are setting a new standard by being the first airline to use Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft to receive Goodrich's carbon brakes. The many advantages of using these brakes will enable us to keep our costs low and make savings, which we can pass on to our customers.

"The on time delivery of this new aircraft also ensures we can keep the expansion of the airline on track with the start of services to our 12th and 13th destinations – Muscat, Oman and Kuwait City, Kuwait," he added.


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