UTC Aerospace Systems – Wheels & Brakes, Carbon Op

Designs and manufactures advanced carbon and silicon-carbide composite materials for aircraft, engines and automotive applications. Forming techniques include prepregging (carbon and preceramic polymers), CVI (chemical vapor infiltration), melt infiltration and advanced coating processes. Carbon, specialty ceramic and SiC matrix.

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UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver carbon brakes and wheels to U.S. Air Force
The equipment will be offered in two versions – one for use on the F-15C/D aircraft, and the other for use on the heavier F-15E aircraft.

Toho Tenax, UTC Aerospace extend carbon fiber contract
Toho Tenax is recommissioning its carbon fiber line at its Rockwood, TN facility.

UTC Aerospace Systems to provide wheels, carbon brakes for easyJet
UTC Aerospace Systems will manufacture the wheels and carbon brakes for the British airline's 68 new Airbus A320neo aircraft via its Landing Systems facility in Troy, OH.

UTC Aerospace to deliver upgraded wheels and brakes for F-15 aircraft
The $22 million contract with the U.S. Air Force, with a follow-on option, will provide for carbon heat sink brakes and boltless wheels.

UTC Aerospace to supply wheels, carbon brakes for 737 MAX
UTC Aerospace Systems will manufacture wheels and carbon brakes for all models of the Boeing 737 MAX via its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio, USA.

Goodrich: Carbon brakes cool faster, allow quicker aircraft turnaround
Goodrich says testing shows that DURACARB carbon brake for the U.S. Air Force's C-130 transport cools in 5 minutes after a heavy landing, compared to the 65 minutes required for steel brakes.

SCRA, composites and the U.S. Navy
Background on the South Carolina Research Authority.

Goodrich picked to supply nacelles for A320 re-engining
Goodrich will design the nacelle and thrust reversers for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1100G engine, which will power the airbus A320 Family, designated the A320neo.

Goodrich completes 787 braking system certification
The braking system incorporates the latest iteration of Goodrich's proprietary DURACARB carbon/carbon composite heat sink material, manufactured at the company's Spokane, Wash., USA, plant.

Biz Briefs
Business briefs from Oxeon, Royal Engineered Composites, Goodrich, SAERTEX, Toho Tenax and Quickstep.

Goodrich to supply carbon fiber brakes to American C-130s
Goodrich has received a follow-on contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation to supply more than 1,600 carbon/carbon brakes and more than 1,400 boltless wheels for the U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft fleet.

Goodrich delivers 24th composite dome for Navy frigates
Goodrich's RHO-COR composite material system for radar domes, combines the best acoustic properties of rubber with the increased strength of engineered composite materials.

Critical composite structures delivered for major aerospace programs
ITT Corp. reported on Nov. 19 that it delivered its first major composite structural sponson subassemblies for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.; Spirit AeroSystems has completed a mold/cure cycle for one the panels that make up the longest section of the Airbus A350 XWB’s all-carbon fiber fuselage.

Goodrich begins testing of C-130 carbon/carbon brakes
Goodrich's C-130 wheel and brake retrofit features DURACARB carbon/carbon brakes to provide lighter weight, longer life, better performance and lower cost of ownership compared to steel braking systems.

Goodrich announces initiatives
Goodrich will work with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Fokker to design and develop polymer matrix composite (PMC) landing gear drag braces for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

"Fuzzy fiber" nanomaterial may revolutionize composite parts
A $3 million Ohio Third Frontier award to the University of Dayton Research Institute will fund the scale-up and production of a new carbon nanomaterial that will allow composites to “multitask.”

Goodrich picked to supply carbon fiber brakes for A350 XWB
Airbus has selected Goodrich to supply wheels and carbon fiber brakes for the forthcoming and composites-intensive A350 XWB.

Goodrich receives FAA OK for fan cowl
The non-honeycombed monolithic cowls, developed by Goodrich and Bombardier, will be used on V2500-A5 engine nacelles.

Goodrich to supply C/C brakes for Cessna
The carbon/carbon brakes will be installed on the Cessna Model 850 Citation Columbus large-cabin intercontinental business jet, expected to be delivered in 2014.

Friction products: Carbon fiber stopping power
Low weight, thermal shock resistance, and extreme strength drive growth of carbon-reinforced friction products and materials in brake applications.

Engineering Insights: All-Composite Hovercraft Rises to Performance Challenge
An exclusive look at a lightweight pultruded and resin-infused design that sets a new standard for amphibious craft.

Product Categories of UTC Aerospace Systems – Wheels & Brakes, Carbon Op

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Other thermoplastics
  • Matrix materials, other
    • Ceramic
    • Other matrix materials
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
    • Ceramic
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Protective
  • Fillers
    • Other fillers
Composite Structures & Components
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Other composite structures