Boeing 737 Next-Generation Carbon Brake


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Airlines with Boeing 737 Next-Generation jets, whether already in service or newly acquired, can now enjoy all the advantages of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty brakes – the first carbon brake in the world certified for the 737 Next-Generation family, designed to cut operating costs and reduce CO2 emissions.

The environmentally-responsible carbon brake: reduces CO2 emissions, annual fuel savings of US$ 50,000

With airlines facing skyrocketing jet fuel costs, Boeing is now offering Messier-Bugatti-Dowty carbon brakes for allmodels in the 737 Next-Generation family, whether already in service or newly acquired. Today, carbon brakes fromMessier-Bugatti-Dowty are themarket’s smart alternative to steel brakes, with proven weight savings of up to 700 pounds (320 kg) per aircraft. Reduced weight translates into lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions!

Higher availability, faster turnaround, longer endurance

Carbon brakes offer higher performance (better energy absorption) and faster cooldown, for shorter turnaround times (TAT) and increased fleet availability. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty carbon brakes average 2,200 Landings Per Overhaul (LPO), ensuring twice the endurance of regular steel brakes, considerably lowering operating costs for airlines.

One carbon brake for an entire family (Next-Generation/MAX)

MBD offers a single type of carbon brake for all models in the 737 Next-Generation family: 737-600, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900, 737-900ER as well as the 737 MAX family. Airlines deploying several different 737 Next-Generation/737 MAX models are able to manage their wheels and brakes more efficiently, decreasing inventories and reducing expenses. The 737 MAX will be available with carbon brakes only.

Sercarb®III OR, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty’s best selling carbon brake

Over 5,500 commercial jetliners now in service are fitted with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Sepcarb®III OR (Oxidation Resistant) brakes, and the fleet continues to expand. The fourth generation of carbon composite developed by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, it is now offered on all 737 Next-Generation models. These brakes also feature the new Anoxy 66 anti-oxidation coating to guarantee longer brake service life, even under intensive use, and better resistance to oxidation caused by the deicing products used on runways.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty 737 Next-Generation wheels and carbon brakes

- Four wheels and four brakes for the main landing gear, and two wheels for the nose gear.
- Weight savings of up to 700 pounds (320 kg) per aircraft.
- Significant increase in brake endurance.
- Produced by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty USA inWalton, Kentucky, near the Cincinnati international airport.
- Reduced weight helps lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions.
- FAA and EASA certified.