(AOF) – As part of its commitment to reduce the environmental impact of air transport, American Airlines, the airline with the largest fleet in the world, has selected Safran Landing Systems to modernize its fleet of Boeing 737NG with brakes carbon, replacing the current steel brakes. In total, more than 300 devices in service are affected. Lighter than steel brakes, carbon brakes from Safran Landing Systems make it possible to reduce the weight of the aircraft by up to 320 kg.
This new configuration will help American Airlines meet its sustainability commitments by offering the ability to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 77 tonnes per year per Boeing 737NG.
Thanks to their ability to absorb the energy produced by braking and their endurance twice that of steel brakes, Safran Landing Systems’ brakes, which equip both the Boeing 737NG and the Boeing 737MAX, offer airlines an improvement significant impact on their operational performance and the lowest operating cost on the market.
Safran Landing Systems will manufacture the wheels and carbon brakes and will exchange the heat sinks, made up of carbon discs, at its production plant in Walton (Kentucky).
This major partnership also reinforces their joint commitment to play a leading role in the decarbonization of the aeronautical industry and achieve the objective of carbon neutrality by 2050.