Boeing selects Collins Aerospace for F-15EX wheels and brakes

F-15EX Eagle II on tarmac ©Collins Aerospace

Boeing has selected Collins Aerospace to provide boltless wheels and carbon brakes for lots one through three on the F-15EX aircraft in production for the U.S. Air Force. Collins’ equipment replaces the platform’s legacy wheels and brakes on the Boeing production line.

Collins has worked closely with the U.S. Air Force on the wheel and brake system improvement (WBSI) programme to design, develop and qualify the F-15 wheels and brakes while achieving installation approval from Boeing for the F-15C/D and F-15E variant aircraft.

After five years of operations, Collins’ wheels and brakes continue to meet or exceed all U.S. Air Force performance standards for the WBSI programme. Collins set out to drive down the lifecycle cost over the lifespan of the aircraft while increasing the longevity of the wheel and carbon brakes.

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