An aircraft brake disk, which was developed by a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, has passed a final expert appraisal.
Not only does it work up to the standards required, but it is half the price of similar products made overseas, which are imported into China at a per-unit price of about $60 thousand.
The brake disk has full proprietary intellectual property rights, and meets all international standards of safety and reliability and can save up to $80 million a year for domestic civil aviation companies.
CCTV.com reports the brake disk uses a carbon-carbon composite, which has an extremely high tensile strength. It is 40% lighter than disks made using traditional metals and can resist temperatures as high as 2,000 degrees Celsius.
It has already received a manufacturing license for Boeing and Airbus aircraft.