AMERICAS: First B737 with carbon brakes enters service

The first Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft equipped with Goodrich Corporation carbon brakes has been delivered to flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline. This is the seventh Next- Generation 737 the airline has received in less than 10 months of commercial operations. Goodrich will supply wheels and carbon brake equipment for flydubai’s entire fleet of more […]


The first Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft equipped with Goodrich Corporation carbon brakes has been delivered to flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline. This is the seventh Next- Generation 737 the airline has received in less than 10 months of commercial operations. Goodrich 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 airline’s existing six aircraft.

The wheels and carbon brakes will provide a weight savings of approximately 318 kg per aircraft compared to high capacity steel brakes, and 250 kg compared to standard capacity steel brakes.