Brakes

January 14, 2009 - 9:04am

The FAA has issued a revision of Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin NM-08-27 to more accurately reflect information developed by the SAE G-12F catalytic oxidation of carbon brakes working group.

December 30, 2008 - 4:43am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has issued four safety recommendations in response to an incident in which a burst tire on a Bombardier Global Express caused “extensive damage” to the flight control system.

December 1, 2008 - 5:24am

Bombardier Aerospace recently flew a Global 5000 testbed with an all-electric braking system, which the Canadian company claims is a civil aviation first. The testing lasted more than seven hours and included five landings and a series of high-speed braked ground runs. The demonstrator aircraft was equipped with Meggitt’s EBrake electric braking system and Messier-Dowty’s landing gear with electric brake wiring harnesses.

October 28, 2008 - 11:55am

Bombardier Aerospace today said it flew a Global 5000 testbed with an all-electric braking system, which the Canadian company claims is a civil aviation first. The testing lasted more than seven hours and included five landings and a series of high-speed braked ground runs. The demonstrator aircraft was equipped with Meggitt’s EBrake electric braking system and Messier-Dowty’s landing gear with electric brake wiring harnesses.

October 27, 2008 - 9:57am

Embraer has selected Meggitt to provide wheels, brakes and a bleed-air system for its new Legacy 450 and 500. Meggitt Fluid Controls will develop and produce a pneumatic bleed-air system for the new models, while Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems will supply wheels, carbon brakes and a braking control system.

October 8, 2008 - 12:25pm

Sabreliner 40 and 60 operators now have another choice for aircraft equipped with ABSC (Goodyear) brakes. Rapco Fleet Support (RFS) of Hartland, Wis., has been awarded parts manufacturer approval (PMA) for its replacement brake components.

October 5, 2008 - 4:38am

Bombardier Aerospace installed Meggitt’s electrically actuated carbon brake system–dubbed EBrake–and electric braking controls on its technology demonstrator aircraft. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer will perform full flight-test evaluations of the new brakes and controls on its flying testbed over the coming weeks.

August 8, 2008 - 9:55am

One of the most expensive consumable items on an aircraft is becoming less expensive to operate. Hydro-Aire, a part of Crane Aerospace & Electronics, has signed a licensing agreement with Dunlop Aerospace’s aviation braking systems division of Coventry, England, for braking system software designed to increase aircraft brake life significantly.

July 7, 2008 - 10:08am

Messier-Bugatti (Hall 4 Stand B12) is looking forward to seeing its all-electric braking system on the Boeing 787 when it makes its first flight in the fourth quarter of this year. According to François Tarel, the Safran group subsidiary’s vice president for wheels and brakes, the system received its “safety of flight” approval from Boeing last November, following a series of bench tests.

July 7, 2008 - 10:01am

Messier-Bugatti (Hall 4 Stand B12) is looking forward to seeing its all-electric braking system on the Boeing 787 when it makes its first flight in the fourth quarter of this year. According to François Tarel, the Safran group subsidiary’s vice president for wheels and brakes, the system received its “safety of flight” approval from Boeing last November, following a series of bench tests.

 
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