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Definition

General Description

Carbon Fibre Brakes

Certification

Anti-skid System

Auto-brake Systems

Brake Temperature Indicators

Brake Fans

Parking Brake

Effects

  • Overheated brakes
    • Loss of braking performance
    • Fire
    • Tyre deflation
  • Brake failure
    • Runway excursions (although this is a very infrequent cause)
    • Unwanted aircraft ground movement

Defences

Typical Scenarios

Other Factors

Solutions


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Accidents & Incidents

Accidents and Incidents

  • Extract from AAIB Bulletin No. 1/2007: incident involving A320 which suffered a hydraulic failure and subsequently collided with an airbridge because the crew did not appreciate the implications of the failure on the braking system.

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Further Reading

Flight Safety Foundation