Tactair Wheel Brake Controls Support Mecaer Aviation Group’s Landing Gear Development for Bell Helicopter Programs

NBAA, Las Vegas - Tactair Fluid Controls a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of fluid power and motion control products and systems has delivered the Brake Control flight test hardware for the Bell 429 light twin and begun manufacture of the Brake Control qualification hardware for the Bell 525 “Relentless” medium twin helicopter. 

Tactair supplies the master cylinder based brake control systems to landing gear manufacturer Mecaer Aviation Group, for integration into the Bell 429 and 525 retractable landing gear.  The system incorporates a Tactair designed master cylinder, master cylinder reservoir and park brake valve integrated with over- pressure protection and a soft-seat poppet design to virtually eliminate internal leakage.