Our Demand for Wheels and Brakes

Humans travel a lot. Whether by car or by plane, as a collective, humans travel a lot. And in doing so, we’ve driven an entire industry without even knowing it. To be specific, the wheels and brakes industry. From manufacturing to maintenance and servicing, the wheels and brakes of aircraft and ground vehicles alike have begun to develop at alarming speeds. 

Today, in addition to hydraulic brakes such as steel and carbon, there are all-electric brakes and electro-hydraulic brakes. Currently, the market is saturated with carbon and electro-hydraulic brakes, effectively ending the widespread use of steel brakes and “old” hydraulics. However, with the demand for brakes being directly correlated to worldwide passenger traffic and cargo trade, perhaps composite and all-electric brakes will begin to replace them too. After all, innovation is driven almost purely by demand. An increase in air passenger traffic ensures the need for lighter, more durable, and cost-efficient options. 

But, the demand is not limited to just wheels and brakes, but also the all the services involved. For example, the MRO industry is seeing a surge in orders for wheel and brake maintenance and repairs. Testing and certifying these parts is also important. Testing a component is a very precise thing, a component won’t pass a test, and will therefore not be certified if there are deviations from the allowed limits. In addition to what they already do, MROs are finding that they need to test and certify a growing number of parts and components as airliners are adding newer aircraft to their existing fleets and now require both new and top-of-the-line parts and equipment as well as obsolete ones.
Fortunately, we at Just Parts Unlimited, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, are one of the leading suppliers of aerospace parts such as brakes, wheels, and aircraft landing gear. At Aerospace Limited, we make sure that we stock one of the largest inventories of aerospace and aviation parts and components possible, so we stock everything, from the newest, hottest parts on the market to the most obsolete and hardest to find. So, if you’re interested, call us at our toll-free number +1-714-705-4780 or email us at sales@justpartsunlimited.com. A member of our staff is available and ready to help 24/7, 365 days a year. 


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