Norwegian Air Shuttle selects Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and electric brakes for its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet
Norwegian Air Shuttle has selected wheels and electric brakes from Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group), for its upcoming 787 Dreamliner fleet. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2013.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty already supplies wheels and carbon brakes for Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Boeing Next-Generation 737 short/medium-haul fleet. The airline was MBD’s launch customer for carbon brakes on this airplane in Europe, and earlier this year took delivery of the 5,000th aircraft fitted with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty carbon brakes.
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Lennart Ceder, Boeing 787 Technical Director at Norwegian Air Shuttle, said: "With this contract we are expanding our relationship with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, whose products have proven satisfactory on our Next-Generation 737 fleet in terms of both weight and endurance. We now expect MBD’s electric brake technology to further increase dispatch reliability and also reduce maintenance times."
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Chairman and CEO Alain Sauret added: "We are delighted with this selection, which is a clear vote of confidence from Norwegian Air Shuttle for our products. Our Sepcarb® III OR carbon composite material, coupled with our electric brake technology, provide a winning combination in braking performance to enhance the airline’s competitiveness."
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty electric brakes are designed to reduce weight, while also retaining excellent thermal capacity and providing higher dispatch reliability, simplified maintenance and longer service life.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty also supplies the main and nose landing gear for all Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
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Source : Safran S.A. (Paris: SAF.PA)