Cool the brakes on aircraft running gear quickly and efficiently with the LTG Brake Cooling System (BCS). The compact LTG Brake Cooling System was developed specifically for cooling the brakes on aircraft running gear.

The BCS is positioned right next to the braked wheel for efficient cooling. The BCS has an integral LTG high-efficiency fan which cools the brake components through openings in the rim. The air outlet is positioned to ensure trouble-free and low-noise operation below the aircraft. The BCS cools brake discs much more quickly than conventional systems, making the aircraft ready for a new take-off in a very short time. You too can take off with the BCS and reduce your turnaround times. The advantages for you:

  • Rapid cooling within a few minutes.
  • Designed for use with the A380 and Boeing 777.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Compact and ergonomic design.
  • Mobile installation possible, without cables.
  • Powered by rechargeable batteries.
  • Customer-specific solutions on request.

A world-famous aircraft company and a major airport operator contacted LTG engineering services in order to solve an engineering problem. They asked LTG's expert engineers to develop a new concept for cooling the brakes of passenger aircraft after landing. The solution used up to that time was unsatisfactory and the turnaround time at the gate had to be shortened. LTG's task was to optimise the cooling of the brake discs and develop an easy-to-use product. After a number of preliminary studies a prototype was built: the LTG Brake Cooling System. Cooling was only one of the problems that had to be solved, as the device had to be mobile and work without cables. The reason was that aircraft can park in many different positions. Electrical outlets may not always be in the immediate area, and cables can create tripping hazards. This is why the housing of the BCS was mounted on wheels and power was supplied by rechargeable batteries. Before the system went into volume production, it was of course tested under realistic conditions at an airport. The results were more than satisfactory: brakes were cooled within only 15 minutes to a temperature that permitted the giant aircraft to take off again. Our product dramatically reduced the processing time. The airport operators had all the proof they needed: the BCS had proved far superior to all previous Solutions.

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The LTG Brake Cooling System is in use at a leading European air transport hub. It has stood the test of wind, rain and cold weather, helping to get these enormous aircraft back into the air as fast as possible.