Aerospace braking systems serve a sometimes underappreciated but vital function – without them, an aircraft can’t taxi, takeoff or land.
Carbenix® Commercial Brakes, Honeywell’s latest generation of carbon friction material, offer a cost-effective solution with enhanced durability and stopping performance. From the long-life heatsink solution for the Boeing 777 to the record-setting energies and titanium braking components for the Airbus A380, Honeywell has applied its extensive history of wheel and brake design to equip the industry’s most popular commercial aircraft. Building on our expertise with Carbenix friction materials, Honeywell wheels and braking systems provides advanced, integrated system design, patented anti-oxidant protection systems and global service and support to the industry’s top OEM airframers and airlines.
Aircraft brakes operate in extremely severe environments. For example, the energy absorbed when a wide-body aircraft lands is equivalent to the energy in a lightning bolt. During a rejected takeoff (RTO) stop, carbon brakes can reach temperatures of over 1,800 degrees Celsius.
Airlines also face operation under increasingly demanding conditions – runway congestion initiatives, noise regulations and the constant drive for lower fuel and maintenance costs all contribute to a harsh environment for brakes. Using Honeywell's Carbenix friction materials, our range of carbon brakes provide high reliability, improved weight savings and lower costs. Honeywell is constantly investing in advanced friction and anti-oxidant materials as well as new data-enabled services to improve performance and lower the total cost of ownership.
Honeywell’s Carbenix brakes are used across a wide range of commercial aircraft platforms:
- Airbus A380
- Airbus A330-200/-300
- Airbus A340-200/-300
- Airbus A340-400/-500
- Boeing 747-400
- Boeing 777-200/-300
- Boeing 767-300
- Boeing MD-11
- COMAC C919
- Embraer ERJ 135/ERJ 145
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