Wherever you land, it is essential to have the most reliable landing system possible. Collins Aerospace's proven carbon brake and lock ring wheel helps operate more safely, while decreasing maintenance time and overall cost of ownership.

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DURACARB® Carbon Brake Technology

Our advanced carbon technology provides longer brake life, overall cost savings and enhanced safety. DURACARB® is a heat sink material that offers lighter weight without sacrificing durability. The carbon brake can deliver more landings per overhaul (LPO) than current brake offerings. These brakes operate cooler, with lower brake fluid temperatures for safer operation and longer life cycle.

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Lower weight

For example, save up to 700 lbs (318 kg) on Boeing 737NG

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Longer life

For example, significantly longer brake life compared to steel brakes and competing carbon materials

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Faster cooling

Higher energy absorption capability and faster cooling rates allow for shorter turnaround times

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Lower costs

Reduced maintenance and operating costs due to brake life improvement and weight reduction

Lock ring wheel

Collins provides a two-piece aluminum lock ring wheel, which offers easier overhaul maintenance as well as reduced service and labor requirements. Our patented lock ring design eliminates the need for tie bolts, providing significant time and cost savings. Since it can last longer when compared to other models, fewer replacements are needed. The lock ring wheel also enables maintenance crews to change a tire 80 percent faster. With a longer fatigue life and the latest lock ring designs, today’s military fighters and cargo aircraft can stay where they need to be-mission ready.

Global support

Collins Aerospace's wheels and brakes are backed by a global support network, including Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities and technical engineering support, meaning we're local to you 24/7/365. Our technical support and state-of-the-art facilities offer tailored maintenance and rapid resolution, so you can stay mission ready.

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