Avianca Chooses Collins Aerospace for Wheel and Brake Solutions

Avianca, a leading airline in Colombia, has chosen Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, to supply wheels and brakes for its new fleet of 103 A320neo aircraft over the next 15 years. This partnership includes full lifecycle support for the wheels and brakes, enhancing operational efficiencies and reducing maintenance needs.

Key Highlights:

  • Contract Duration: 15 years
  • Fleet: 103 A320neo aircraft
  • Provider: Collins Aerospace, an RTX business
  • Current Equipment: Collins Aerospace already supplies wheels and brakes for Avianca’s A320ceo and A320neo aircraft
  • Technology: Collins’ brakes feature DURACARB® carbon friction material
  • Benefits: Longer brake life, reduced maintenance, lower service interruptions, increased savings, operational efficiencies

Collins Aerospace’s current collaboration with Avianca involves equipping their A320ceo and A320neo aircraft with advanced wheels and brakes. A significant feature of Collins’ brakes is the DURACARB® carbon friction material, which provides a longer brake life compared to competitors. This translates to reduced maintenance requirements, lower service interruptions, increased savings, and enhanced operational efficiencies.

See also: Collins Aerospace Expands Brake Production

Matt Maurer, Vice President and General Manager of Landing Systems for Collins Aerospace, emphasized the importance of this extended service, stating, “Extending our services and support to Avianca’s newly expanded fleet is a true testament to our established support network and team of dedicated employees that stand behind our product through its full lifecycle.”

Francisco Raddatz, Senior Vice President for Fleet and Procurement at Avianca, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the value of the partnership: “This agreement reflects Collins’ strong track record and partnership to support our fleet’s plan. We value the established support network available to us throughout the product lifecycle.”

Avianca operates in 130 destinations across North America, Central America, and South America, utilizing their A320ceo and A320neo aircraft to serve customers throughout these regions.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, is a leader in integrated and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Their 80,000 employees are dedicated to delivering future-focused technologies to advance sustainable and connected aviation, passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration, and more.

About RTX

RTX, with more than 185,000 global employees, pushes the limits of technology and science to redefine how we connect and protect our world. Through industry-leading businesses such as Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon, RTX advances aviation, engineering integrated defense systems, and develops next-generation technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most critical challenges. The company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, reported 2023 sales of $69 billion.

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