Bombardier’s CSeries jetliners will be fitted with a new electric braking system called EBrake as per a new contract with Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems.

The Bombardier CSeries family of 110 to 130-seat jetliners are single-aisle aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

The integrated electric braking system comprises nose and main wheels, electric actuators and associated control system elements.

The Ebrake offers fully integrated brake control and anti-skid protection including emergency and parking brake functions.

The system combines brake-by-wire control technology with electro-mechanical brake actuation resulting in elimination of hydraulic fluids and reducing leak and fire risks.

Electric braking will increase dispatch reliability and reduce unscheduled maintenance costs of the planes.

The aerospace industry is increasingly incorporating all electric brakes into planes to develop more fuel efficient aircraft with lower emissions.