Thrusty69 wrote:Why is it Airbus are typically equipped with integral brake fans for cooling AND heavily utilized, and Boeing- to the best of my knowledge never been equipped with them and never has issues with hot brakes?
DL_Mech wrote:Does anyone know if a brake fan ops check is required after a tire change? I would think that an extra maintenance step would add up during the thousands of tire changes during the life of an aircraft.
Lpbri wrote:Deactivating the brake fans for a wheel change is a step you don’t skip.......
Francoflier wrote:Brakes are heavy.
thepinkmachine wrote:One difference is that Airbii don’t have wheel well fire detection systems.
zeke wrote:Francoflier wrote:Brakes are heavy.
Old wives tale, about 22 kg in total for 4 wheels like an A320 (5.16 kg each) https://www.safran-ventilation-systems. ... g/bcf-1802
acecrackshot wrote:Bus brakes seem oddly susceptible to high brake temps at relatively low pressure altitudes. You can heat them up at 3000' pressure altitude fairly easily at a relatively low ambient temp while 20F higher ambient temp at 1000' they'll stay cool on a "harder" brake cycle.
That said, ground brake fans at the gate are probably the best bet unless you're operating in some pretty austere conditions.
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