Honeywell is to provide wheels and carbon brake material for Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 aircraft over ten years.

Under the agreement, Honeywell will provide wheels and brake materials for Singapore Airlines’ fleet of 11 A380s and eight others on firm orders.

The A380 material cost per aircraft landing (MCPAL) agreement provides Singapore Airlines with the aftermarket support and consigned wheel and brake component parts to maintain and operate the A380 wheels and brakes.

Honeywell Aerospace vice-president of airlines Mike Madsen said that more than just providing predictable maintenance expenses, Singapore Airlines is benefiting from a lightweight wheels and brakes system.

“Titanium alloy reduces the overall weight compared with traditional materials, while other performance design improvements eliminate hardware for additional weight savings,” he said.