Boeing unveiled a new no-charge carbon brake option on the 737NG that it said will reduce weight by up to 700 lb. and increase the wear life for up to twice as many landings. The brakes will be supplied by Goodrich and Messier-Bugatti and will be available for delivery in early 2008. They also will be available for retrofit. "Carbon brakes offer the same stopping performance as steel brakes but with the added benefit of a significant weight savings," 737 Chief Project Engineer Mike Delaney said.

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