NEW JET BRAKES TRIED OUT AT BASE.
Byline: Daily News
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Edwards Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. - Edwards Air Force Base's runway runway: see airport. was used last month for testing carbon brakes for the Boeing (language) BOEING - An early system on the IBM 1130.
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The July July: see month. 8-16 testing demonstrated the performance capability of the wheels and brakes that Honeywell In 1927, the Minneapolis Honeywell Regulator Company was formed as a merger of Alfred Butz' temperature control company (1885) and Mark Honeywell's water heater company (1906). In 1957, Honeywell, along with Ratheon, introduced one of the first computers in the U.S., the Datamatic 1000. International developed for the Boeing 747-400.
``After we do our developmental testing in our laboratory, the final proof is performed on aircraft, but a testing facility is needed,'' said Paul Getz, Honeywell International aircraft landing systems division program manager. ``Edwards had the best overall facilities for this type of aircraft and for the support that we needed to perform the testing, like an extra long runway and extra wide runway.''
A number of commercial projects are proposed for Edwards, said Don Bustillos, the 412th Test Wing Global Support program manager.
``The benefit to these tests is they're commercial customers providing a resource for the future of flight and aircraft equipment, and they don't conflict with flying schedules here and have little or no impact to the center's resources and the core mission of the center,'' he said.
A Boeing 747-400 is parked on the runway during the testing of Honeywell International's carbon brakes.
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