Goodrich Completes 787 Brake Test

By Tish Drake | March 4, 2011
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Goodrich said its electric brake system for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has completed all required dedicated flight test conditions. To date, the majority of announced 787 customers have selected the Goodrich electric brake system, including All Nippon Airlines, the airplane's launch customer.

The braking system incorporates Goodrich's DURACARB carbon heat sink material. Required test conditions included extensive on-aircraft testing of the wheels and electric brake hardware as well as validation of the proprietary software incorporated in the electric brake actuator controllers. Maximum brake energy testing was completed at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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