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Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:49 pm
by pamlogan
From my heavy googling, it appears that buyers of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner can choose between brakes made by Safran and brakes made by Goodrich/UTC/Collins. Anybody know how there came to be two competing manufacturers of brakes for this aircraft? Why would buyers choose one over the other?

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:58 pm
by BravoOne
I think that is fairly typical when you purchase a new Boeing, be it avionics, galleys, engines, etc.

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:07 pm
by FriscoHeavy
Do the different brakes have different specs (i.e. one have better stopping performance than the other)?

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:19 pm
by BravoOne
FriscoHeavy wrote:
Do the different brakes have different specs (i.e. one have better stopping performance than the other)?


Can't speak specifically to the 787, but the answer is yes, there are different brakes for some Boeings that increase the stopping power. I can poke around and if I can cite a specific example. The 767 comes to mind. Obviously the 767-300 has lighter brakes tha the 767-300ER.

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:40 pm
by Lpbri
If you are a French Airline, then you choose Safaran