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Aircraft wheel DURACARB®

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Collins Aerospace wheels and braking systems offer airlines the latest technology with the lowest cost of operation. With decades of experience supplying state-of-the-art wheels and brakes to airlines around the world, we are ready to meet our customers’ needs for even the toughest environments. Our advanced DURACARB® carbon disk technology provides a longer brake life, providing overall cost savings. DURACARB is a heat sink material that offers lighter weight without sacrificing durability. Because of this, the carbon brake delivers more landings per overhaul (LPO). These brakes also operate cooler, with lower brake fluid temperatures for safer operation and longer life cycle. Lower weight For example, save up to 700 lbs (318 kg) on Boeing 737NG Longer life For example, significantly longer brake life compared to steel brakes and competing carbon materials Faster cooling Higher energy absorption capability and faster cooling rates allow for shorter turnaround times Lower costs Reduced maintenance and operating costs due to brake life improvement and weight reduction 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. In some cases, it can last longer when compared to other models, which results in fewer replacements needed. The lock ring wheel also enables maintenance crews to change a tire faster. With a longer fatigue life and the latest lock ring designs, today’s aircraft can stay where they need to be – flying.


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