Thai Airways selects Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and brakes for its Boeing 787 fleet

Thai Airways has selected Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) to equip its forthcoming new fleet of Boeing 787-8 in wheels and electric brakes. The first of these airplanes is expected to enter into service in June 2014.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will also assist Thai Airways in developing in-house maintenance capability for this new range of products.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Chairman and CEO Vincent Mascré added, “In today’s highly demanding market, superior product performance is not enough. Our approach is to deliver a completely tailored package, using our expertise and product knowledge to provide additional support when requested. Our role with Thai Airways will be to assist them in building their own in-house capability.”

Based on the the Sepcarb® III OR carbon composite material offering proven endurance, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty electric brakes deliver weight savings while retaining excellent thermal capacity, higher dispatch reliability, simplified maintenance and longer service life. They are not only lighter than competing products, but are also designed to deliver more landings per overhaul.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty also supplies the main and nose landing gears for all Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Source: Safran S.A. (Paris: SAF.PA)
Date: Feb 19, 2014