Thursday, December 5

Advent Aircraft to Supply eABS for Supersonic XB-1


Source: Advent Aircraft Systems

Tulsa – Advent Aircraft Systems announced it will supply its Advent eABS™ for Power Brake Systems to Boom Supersonic for XB-1, its Mach-2.2 demonstrator aircraft.

The Advent eABS for Power Brake Systems incorporates Advent’s flagship anti-skid braking system technology and will help optimize the braking action of XB-1, while enhancing safety and reducing the risk of tire damage.

XB-1 will validate key technologies for safe, efficient travel at Mach-2.2. Data collected from its test flights will refine the design and engineering of Overture, Boom’s supersonic commercial airliner.

“It was critical to find an anti-skid control system for XB-1 that met our technical requirements in a responsive, timely and competitive manner, and Advent’s eABS system exceeded our expectations,” said Nick Sheryka, Chief Engineer at Boom Supersonic. “We’re getting closer to flight testing XB-1 and it’s exciting to work with partners like Advent to supply crucial parts of the aircraft.”

“Advent is pleased to have been chosen as a supplier to the impressive Boom project,” said Ken Goldsmith, Managing Director at the company. “We look forward to supporting the Boom Supersonic team during the ongoing development and testing of XB-1.”

With a total component weight of five pounds, the eABS for Power Brake Systems is derived from Advent’s proven anti-skid braking system certified by the FAA, EASA, and TCCA with variants in use on commercial and military, manned and unmanned platforms. It consists of anti-skid control valves, a digital electronic control unit, cockpit control switches and specially designed wheel speed transducers and hubcaps.

About Advent Aircraft Systems

Advent Aircraft Systems designs, manufactures, certifies and supports proprietary components and systems for air vehicles. The company specializes in complete braking and anti-skid control systems. Its products are certified or qualified on numerous platforms, including the Eclipse 500/550, Beechcraft King Air B300/300/B200 series, Pilatus PC-12 series, T-6 Texan II series, domestic and foreign UAVs and foreign military trainers.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.