Wheel

February 10, 2014 - 4:40am
UTC’s Duracarb carbon brake system for the Lockheed Martin C-130  transport yields up to eight times the life of steel brakes.

UTC Aerospace Systems (Chalet CD07) has been awarded a contract to provide the Royal Australian Air Force with upgraded wheels and brakes for its Lockheed Martin C-130 transport aircraft. Delivery of the new equipment is scheduled for May at Richmond Air Base in New South Wales.

May 9, 2012 - 10:45am

The Cessna 560XL is the focus of an Airworthiness Directive prompted by reports of wheel inserts becoming loose and damaging brake assemblies. The AD requires an inspection of the torque lug and surrounding components (wheel base, side rim, lock ring) for damage such as corrosion, cracks, dents, bent areas, damaged or missing paint or primer, or wear on the metal.

 
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