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Beringer is a leading manufacturer of wheels and braking systems for motorcycles, automobiles, and aircraft since 1985. After decades of creating high quality and top performing products for ground-bound and airborne vehicles, the family enterprise sold the automotive part of the company in 2006 to dedicate its energy on aircraft products. At that, they’ve done very well.

High-Tech Brakes — “Aeronautical certifications allow Beringer to design and produce high performances wheels and brakes for certified aircraft.” As proof of this capability, the company was selected by Cirrus Design to provide wheels and brakes for the Minnesota company’s high-end general aviation aircraft for 2014. Cirrus recognized the high performance and low mass of Beringer wheels and brakes that perform at a cool overall operating temperature. The French manufacturer’s wheels allow tubeless tires for greater reliability than traditional tube tires, improving safety and making tire replacement easier and less expensive. The 3,600-pound SR22 lands at 75-85 knots producing a high kinetic energy (550,000 ft/lb). At the end of the braking cycle, traditional brakes lose effectiveness, due to the rising temperatures of the discs and calipers. Beringer employed its experience with Formula 1 race cars to solve this problem of heat transfer from the disc to the caliper by using a "ventilated caved piston." Cooling fins are machined in the caliper, doubling the cooling air surface on the caliper frame.

Great for LSA, too! — At only about a third the weight aircraft of the Cirrus, Light-Sport Aircraft and light kit aircraft also benefit from lighter components. To keep weight to a minimum, Berigner uses a high strength aluminum alloy that is CNC-machined from a solid billet. The copper / aluminum 2000-series alloy used for the wheels is also much more corrosion resistant (about 2.5 times) than the cast alloy traditionally used for aircraft wheels. It is also far less fragile and much less susceptible to cracking. Like the Cirrus versions, all Beringer wheels are tubeless for safety, reducing the risks of puncture and nearly eliminating the possibility of a blowout. Maintenance can further minimized as Beringer wheels use sealed bearings and long lasting brake pads benefitting from the company’s efficient floating-disc design.

Taildragger Innovation — Introduced to Americans at AirVenture 2013, Beringer’s no-groundloop tailwheel is clever and can prevent upset. Read this article to see how the company hardware does the job. Avoid instability at high speed and gain stability when taxiing. Using a cockpit control, the pilot can lock the tailwheel to precisely guide his or her airplane when taking off and landing. When unlocked, Beringer’s invention allows sharp turns (at slow speeds) when one main wheel is braked. This also makes for easier handling when putting the aircraft back in the hangar.

Supplied from America — Headquartered in Tallard, France, Beringer understands Americans like to buy from a U.S. supply point. So the European company established a facility in Chicago, Illinois. Call the American facility at 708-667-7891, send email or visit their website.

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  Beringer -- Brakes and Wheels
Beringer is a family company that has been deeply involved with wheels and brakes in the automotive and motorcycle world. But in 2006 the family focused on aircraft (they sold the automotive part) and dedicated its energy in this area. At Aero 2013 we spoke with Claire Beringer to ask about the family business. She shows us their impressive line of premium wheels and brakes and tells us how these have been improved even further.

Links to Articles

  SPLOG Exciting Development Projects at Aero 2015, 04/16/2015
SPLOG begins: Aero is such an interesting event for many reasons. Among the most significant of these are the large number of aircraft introductions or the newest development projects one discovers in the vast gymnasium-sized halls ... eleven of them in total. It can
  SPLOG Final Newsbits Before AirVenture 2014 Starts, 07/26/2014
SPLOG begins: Garmin has a new smaller version of their very impressive G3X Touch. I examined this at Sun 'n Fun when it was debuted in the 10-inch screen and came away highly impressed after two reviews on videos. For a billion-dollar company Garmin remains passionately
  SPLOG Oshkosh 2013 Elements: Groundloop-Proof Tailwheel, 08/23/2013
SPLOG begins: Elements are basic components of nature. As in our first part, I see Oshkosh Elements as fascinating ideas other than airframes or engines. One such worthy idea is Beringer's new anti-groundloop tailwheel. Before we talk about their innovation, though,

Tecnam is the world's leading manufacturer of Light-Sport aircraft offering more models and variations than any other producer.

Besides the world's fastest-selling light twin and their new P2010 four seater, Tecnam offers these LSA: P-92 Eaglet, Astore, and P2008.

Many Light-Sport Aircraft & General Aviation models

Aerolite 103 is a remarkably well priced (way below $20,000), well-equipped, Part 103 ultralight that flies beautifully. Several hundred are airborne and production has never been more solid. Here is an airplane every pilot can love and afford.

Flight Design USA imports CT, the top selling Light-Sport Aircraft. CT is a 98% carbon fiber design
with superb performance, roomy cockpit, great useful load, and a parachute as standard equipment ... the market leader for 10 years!

Vickers Aircraft has created one of the most distinctive new LSA seaplanes yet to emerge. Powered by the 180-horsepower
Titan IO-340CC by Continental Motors, their Wave model is like no other seaplane ever introduced with multiple features to set it apart from the crowd.

Bristell USA distributes the highly-refined Bristell aircraft in North America. The Czech-built aircraft is a 5th generation design with excellent performance, wonderful handling, and a most appealing shape. Other airplanes may look similar but Bristell has gone far beyond.

Arion Aircraft has designed and built one of the most beautiful low wing entries in the Special LSA and kit-built aircraft sector. The all-American designed and built aircraft is priced fairly and flies wonderfully ... need you search for more?

American Legend has been in the LSA space since the beginning, offering their iconic yellow taildragger. The Texas company offers a full line of LSA and kit-built aircraft including the 180-horsepower Super Legend HP.

Murphy Aircraft offers a wide range of highly capable aircraft from the light biplane RENEGADE to their newest RADICAL with many variations in between. Years of design and manufacturing experience combine with modern computer-based tooling to make solid, well performing aircraft kits.

Hansen Air Group represents recognized brands in the LSA
space: FK Lightplanes and their distinctive biplane Comet, FK9, and FK51 plus the great-flying Magnaghi Sky Arrow. Based in Atlanta, Georgia Hansen Air Group is an experienced player in the LSA space.
Multiple LSA

Glasair Aviation became famous for their Glasair series. Today the Washington state company is focused on the newer Sportsman in several varieties and on Merlin LSA. Later in 2017, buyers can buy a Merlin in fully-ready-to-fly form from this much-admired company renown for its top-tier customer service.

Jabiru USA assembles the spacious and speedy J-230 with new, more attractive pricing making the model one of the best values in Light-Sport Aircraft.

The Shelbyville, Tennessee company also offers the Jabiru engine line with new 3310 and 2210 models in 2016.

J230-D & J170-D

Triton America started with a familiar-looking LSA model and significantly improved it, making it stronger while preserving the well-regarded flight characteristics. Welcome to a newcomer with lots of experience and their new Skytrek.

BRM Aero manufacturers the handsome Bristell all-metal SLSA. This highly evolved, next-generation Light-Sport was carefully engineered for luxury, comfort, excellent stability, and safety while being fun, fast, and easy to fly.

Aeromarine-LSA represents economical aircraft like Merlin PSA, fully enclosed and all-metal for less than $35,000; or Part 103 ultralights like Zigolo, a dual-purpose ultralight and motorglider with prices starting at only $12,000.

The Airplane Factory (TAF) produces the Sling series of world-circling aircraft (literally) and now this fine-flying, all-metal beauty is available in the United States as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft. Here is an LSA to follow.

Lockwood Aircraft is the builder of two of light aviation's best-recognized flying machines: AirCam and the Drifter line. Most sport aviators already know the Lockwood brand, a leader in Rotax maintenance and aircraft services.

Evolution Trikes developed and continues to refine their Revo, an absolutely magnificent weight shift control aircraft (or trike). Rev is their new very affordable single place machine.

Just Aircraft has delivered more than 300 kit aircraft since 2002, but in 2012 they electrified pilots with the awesome performance of their all-new SuperSTOL. It may look extreme and performs extremely well, but it is truly docile and forgiving to fly.

BushCat is the distinctive Light-Sport Aircraft within reach of almost any budget. With a solid heritage BushCat by SkyReach is fun, capable, and available as a kit, fully-built SLSA or ELSA.

Aerotrek Aircraft imports the A240 and A220 tricycle gear or taildragger Special Light-Sport Aircraft. A finely finished aircraft at an excellent price, Aerotrek has wide, affordable appeal.

SportairUSA imports the dashing and superbly-equipped StingSport S4 that has won a loyal following from American pilots. More recently, they introduced their TL-3000 high-wing LSA. SportairUSA is a full-line operation with maintenance and training, too.

SilverLight Aviation created the first all-American gyroplane with modern sophistication and equipment, built by a proven expert. Gyroplanes like AR1 fly much like fixed wings but with real advantages.

X-Air brings a return to reasonably priced Light-Sport Aircraft, with a ready-to-fly flying machine you can purchase for a genuinely low price. No new arrival, X-Air has a rich history in light aviation.

Sonex Aircraft is one of aviation's best-known brands offering exciting performance, easy building, prices to match the budgets of most pilots, and you will do business with some fine people. Taking years of success to new heights, Sonex debuted the "B" models with numerous upgrades.

Remos AG is the manufacturer of the next generation GXiS. This beautiful composite design built by German craftsmen offers excellent performance, light responsive handling, and a deluxe cockpit finish to please any aviator.

Super Petrel LS, manufactured by Scoda Aeronautica in Brazil and built by Super Petrel USA, a branch of the Brazilian company in Ormond Beach, Florida, is a unique and highly effective LSA seaplane. This biplane flying boat is well established with more than 20 years of history.

Aero Adventure offers what is likely the lowest cost boat-hull seaplane in the light aircraft space with a kit that, complete with engine, sells for less than $50,000. Add a long history to its credit and Aventura is a seaplane worthy of a close look.

Progressive Aerodyne designed and supplies the SeaRey series, arguably the most celebrated of all light seaplanes in America. A close community of hundreds of owners offers camaraderie few other brands can match.

North Wing is America's leading manufacturer of weight shift LSA and Part 103 ultralight trikes. The company's wing designs are so good that most other trike manufacturers use them. Aircraft prices are highly affordable by all.

Evektor is Number One and always will be. The Czech company's SportStar was the number one SLSA to win approval but engineers have steadily improved the model far beyond that 2005 version that started the race.

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