AELS - We love aircraft brakes
We are removing the aircraft brakes during the disassembly process. We measure the remaining pin length and offer them for sale into the aviation market.
We sell our brakes in As Removed (AR) condition.
Brakes are sold in a couple of weeks after aircraft arrival.
Majority of brakes is carbon, sometimes we have steel brakes for sale.
Brakes from Messier, Safran, Goodrich (UTC/Collins) and Honeywell.
Do you want to know more about aircraft brakes or are you searching for a specific part number?
Our wheels & brakes expert, Mart ter Stal, is happy to help you further.
Mart ter Stal
I love to sell aircraft brakes
Carbon brakes offer a significant weight savings compared to steel brakes. This translates into a lighter airplane, which directly contributes to decreased fuel consumption and associated reductions in engine emissions.
Carbon brakes were originally used in high-performance military aircraft applications. The lower weight and higher energy absorption capability of carbon brakes justified their cost, which historically was higher than the cost of steel brakes. These cost considerations often resulted in the use of steel brakes on smaller, short-haul commercial airplanes and carbon brakes on larger, long-haul commercial airplanes. In the past, the higher cost of carbon brakes could more easily be justified for larger airplanes because of the cost savings associated with reduced weight and longer service life.
However, recent improvements in carbon brake manufacturing and overhaul procedures have reduced the per-landing cost of carbon brakes to the point that they are cost competitive with steel brakes. Carbon brake manufacturing has become more efficient and overhaul procedures now allow for optimal use of refurbished carbon material.
These improved operating economics — along with the weight savings and performance improvements offered by carbon brakes — have led to increased application of carbon brakes on commercial airplanes.
Carbon brakes are well-suited to the high-performance braking demands of commercial airplanes (see fig. 1). Carbon brake material is characterized by high temperature stability, high thermal conductivity, and high specific heat. Carbon brakes have a number of operational advantages relative to steel brakes:
- Longer life: Carbon brakes offer up to twice as many landings per overhaul as steel brakes.
- Cost effectiveness: For most operations, the life-cycle costs of carbon brakes are now similar to those of steel brakes.
- High performance: Carbon brakes have greater energy absorption capability than steel brakes.
- Lightweight: Carbon brakes are significantly lighter than steel brakes.