Commercial Aircraft Brake Control Systems
Hydro-Aire develops and manufactures high efficiency, adaptable brake control
systems for many commercial aircraft. Hydro-Aire and Boeing pioneered brake
control in 1946 and installed the first system on a Boeing/USAF B-47 in 1947.
The B-47 was the world's first high speed, swept wing, jet bomber and led the
way for the introduction of modern transport aircraft.
Hydro-Aire has continued to define and refine the science of antiskid brake
control since 1947. The systems have evolved from the early tire-savers to the
modern, fully adaptive, digital Mark IV system, which is standard equipment on
all current production Boeing aircraft. To learn more about antiskid, view the
Hydro-Aire develops and manufactures Autobrake Systems (automatic braking
systems) that produce safe, automatic brake pressure application without pilot
action. Autobrake systems are standard on all current production Boeing
aircraft. Pilot selectable levels of deceleration provide smoother, more
efficient braking in landing mode operations, and full brake pressure
application provides maximum braking in the event of a rejected take-off (RTO).
To learn more about autobrake, view the downloadable