Posted on: 23 June 2011 by Mark Howells
Pegasus Airlines has signed a contract with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for the supply of carbon braking systems to replace the steel currently in use on, or planned for, 47 Boeing 737NGs, the latter being through retrofit, the former being fitted at the new build stage.
This replacement reduces fuel consumption by cutting down on CO2 emissions, thus creating a more environmentally friendly fleet in line with Pegasus Airlines’ mission, which also includes switching over to a paper-free office, explained Sertac Haybat, general manager of Pegasus Airlines. “The decisive factors in signing a contract with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty were primarily the fuel savings together with the adoption of a more environmentally-aware approach, which goes hand in hand with improved performance,” he noted.
The SEPCARB IIIOR carbon brakes by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty provide weight savings of up to 320 kg per aircraft compared to steel brakes, which translates into significantly reduced fuel consumption of 150 kg per day per aircraft – or 6 tonnes per day per 40 aircraft – and lowering CO2 emissions by 18.96 kg per day. They also offer longer endurance, exceeding 2,200 landings between overhauls. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty also claims its 737 carbon brakes to be 25.85 kg lighter than the competing carbon product.