Wheels and Brakes for Aerospace and Defence
Pioneers since the 1930's
From the first multi-disc steel aircraft brakes in the 1930's to the first electric braking system on a commercial aircraft, Meggitt has been the technology leader. We are one of only a few companies that can provide complete integrated braking systems - the wheels, brakes and brake control element.
A leading provider of wheels, brakes and brake control systems. Using structural design, thermal management and materials technology we balance weight, life span, life-cycle cost, dispatchability, ease of maintenance, short field performance and turnaround times.
What it takes to make a brake?
Hydraulic or electric actuation, steel or carbon friction materials.
All the parts
Wheels, brakes, heatsink, control systems with multiple options and monitoring capabilities.
Making them work together
Our mature system integration capability is based on a simulation and modelling capability using the most advanced techniques available in the industry.
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The Ebrake® was the first electric braking system to fly successfully on a commercial aircraft with no hydraulic fall-backs.
Our latest advanced design is used on the Airbus A220 (formerly the Bombardier C-series). The electronic actuator is one of the most compact, yet efficient of its kind.
We pioneered this technology. Some of the challenges we had to overcome were:
- EMI compliance
- high vibration levels
- fluid and debris contamination
- rough handling during ground manoeuvres
- thermal cycling experienced during high energy stops combined with the actuator’s own internal heat
More than 20-years in-service experience on over 45 aircraft platforms.
Proven in all operating environments on military and commercial aircraft, from small general aviation aircraft to large passenger jets, our carbon brake products are amongst the best in the world.
Our brake frame features include:
- well-designed hydraulic seals
- a self-adjusting back plate to help maintain the optimum disk pressure distribution
- anti-nesting grooves to prevent vibration
- carbon reinforcement clips to ensure the disks run correctly
- a design that creates the greatest net space possible for the carbon heatsink within the customer’s space envelope
Military aircraft, business jets, regional turboprops and commercial
jets. Certified on over 50 programmes.
Specified on over 100 aircraft platforms currently in operation, with a fleet size in excess of 20,000 aircraft.
Our experience dates back to our invention of multi-disc steel aircraft brakes in the 1930’s and includes the very latest sintered pad technology currently used on modern production commercial and military aircraft such as the Embraer Phenom 100 and Lockheed-Martin C130J.
Our steel brake features include:
- thick rotating steel disks
- these last longer than the industry standard (four runs in the brake compared to the normal two or three before
- floating end-plate design.
- increases disk life and reduces maintenance
Military aircraft, helicopters, business jets, regional turboprops, general aviation and commercial aircraft. Certified on over 100 programmes
For military or civil aerospace, to see the complete range of wheels, brakes and control systems, please visit our specialist site, www.meggitt-mabs.com
We are the No 1 supplier of wheels, brakes and brake control systems to the world’s business, regional and military aircraft.
We also have a substantial presence across large jets and in general aviation.
We are at the forefront of brake control systems for unmanned air vehicles in Europe.
At Meggitt, we can provide you with a wheel and braking system that is specifically designed for your application. To discuss what you need in more detail, please contact us.