First to Fly Electrically Actuated Brakes
Traditional hydraulic brakes date back to 1918 when first introduced by carmakers. In the early 1950s, Goodrich evolved from expander tube brakes to hydraulic braking technology, and became the leader in supplying hydraulic brakes to the world's aircraft. In 1998, Goodrich was the first to fly the newest technology in braking actuation on a modern jet aircraft, a fully-functional electric braking system. Goodrich is the recognized leader in electric brake (electro-mechanical braking) technology, having launched its development efforts more than 15 years ago.
In 2007, Goodrich became the first supplier to provide a production electric braking system with the introduction of electrically actuated brakes on the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk RQ-4B aircraft. Our award-winning designs, and extensive laboratory and aircraft experience have led to a host of “lessons learned” that have been applied to the electrically actuated brakes we supply for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner - the world's first commercial application of this technology. Goodrich’s 787 electro-mechanical braking system was selected by the launch airline customer and since has been selected by many leading airlines around the globe.
Goodrich electric brakes provide reliable solutions for the world’s next generation of aircraft.