Brake temps and implications for the A330 (degrees C and carbon brakes).
300 do not take off as hydraulic fluid may ignite in the wheel well when gear retracted.
450 may get smoke from the brake from any fluid contamination (not necessarily a fire)
550 - need brake cooling to prevent acidification of hydraulic fluid
600 - may have a fire, seek outside aircraft confirmation (tower other a/c ;)
800 fuse plugs go and the tires deflate
900 time for a new set of wheels, brakes and tires
1000 - sign off and go home, quickly. Don't look back as you leave the
aircraft or you may see this
Boeing displays the 747-400 brake temp data (and more) on the Lower EICAS "synoptic" CRT screen. The [less familiar] maintenance display is shown below (thanks QAVION & IanR)
Last updated: 27 October 2005