UK materials company Surface Transforms has secured its second and third contracts, for different aircraft programmes, to further develop its silicon carbide carbon-brake technology. The technology uses a ceramic material within the carbonfibre matrix used for carbon-carbon brake rotors to improve wear resistance.

The technology was initially developed for the Airbus A380. Due to delays in the brake’s development, Airbus chose not to use the technology, but it has since been adopted by two other undisclosed aircraft programmes. The second contract was signed 18 months ago and the third in the last quarter.

Source: Flight International