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Flair Airlines Selects Safran Carbon Brakes for Boeing 737NG and 737 MAX Fleet

Canadian ULCC Flair Airlines has selected Safran Landing Systems wheels and carbon brakes for their Boeing 737NG and 737 MAX fleet. Safran will supply Flair with wheels, brakes and carbon heat sinks produced at their Walton, Kentucky manufacturing plant.


Flair Airlines Selects Safran Landing Systems for Wheels, Brakes and Carbon Heat Sinks - Photo Credit: © Safran Landing Systems

On Monday (September 13, 2021), Safran announced that Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Flair Airlines has selected Safran Landing Systems wheels and carbon brakes and carbon sinks to equip their Boeing 737NG and 737 MAX fleet. The wheels, brakes and carbon sinks will be produced at Safran’s manufacturing plant in Walton, Kentucky, and Flair’s operations will be supported by Safran Landing Systems’ commercial and technical aftersales organizations in Canada and the U.S. The maintenance and logistics service will be provided in partnership with Hope Aero Propeller & Components, a leading Canadian aircraft component MRO specialist, with facilities in Mississauga, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.


In today’s announcement, Flair Airlines’ Vice President of Maintenance, Guy Borowski, said,


“As an ultra-low-cost carrier, Flair was seeking a turn-key, cost-effective wheels and brakes solution to support this new phase in our company’s history. Right from the beginning, Safran Landing Systems and its Canadian partner demonstrated a strong proactive approach to build a long-lasting partnership with Flair and to meet our aggressive requirements. Safran Landing Systems’ selection is also an important step for Flair in lowering its carbon footprint and becoming Canada’s greenest and most sustainable airline.


Also commenting on the new partnership, Safran Landing Systems Executive Vice President – Wheels & Brakes Division, Nicolas Potier, said,


“We are delighted with our selection by Flair, and welcome the opportunity to provide efficient, high-performance products that will support Flair’s “F50” ambition to operate 50 aircraft within 5 years. This contract also reinforces our regional leadership position, with Safran Landing Systems supporting 100% of carbon brakes-equipped Boeing 737NG and 737MAX in Canada.”


Flair Airlines is Canada’s only independent ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) and the company’s mission is to make travel accessible and affordable for all Canadians. The airline operates a growing fleet of Next Generation Boeing 737-800s and 737-8s, and will serve 20 destinations across Canada by August 2021. The airline plans on growing their fleet to 50 aircraft in five years.



Source: Flair Airlines