Avelo Airlines and Collins Aerospace announced today an agreement to retrofit Avelo’s fleet of Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft with new wheels and carbon brakes.
The comprehensive agreement includes wheel and carbon brake maintenance services and logistics support for the new U.S. airline.
“Collins’ world-class reputation and broad capabilities made them the right partner for Avelo,” said Avelo Airlines Head of Technical Operations Gary Martin.
“Delivering a reliable, on-time experience for our Customers is a top priority.
“Avelo’s partnership with Collins ensures we will continue to live up to that commitment.”
Collins’ 737NG brake features the company’s advanced DURACARB carbon friction material that delivers an average 35% longer brake life over competing carbon materials, allowing for decreased maintenance time and increased cost savings.
The brake also includes Collins HTx oxidation protection system, providing improved thermal oxidation protection and resistance to damaging runway deicers.
Collins wheels and carbon brakes have been selected on more than 3,000 737NG and 737 MAX aircraft to date.
“As a world leader in carbon brake technology, Collins is proud to support Avelo,” said Collins Aerospace Vice President of Aftermarket Landing Systems Matt Maurer.
“This agreement is a testament to our superior wheel and brake solutions, and unwavering commitment to excellent customer service.
“We look forward to building on our relationship with Avelo in the years to come.”