Messier Services announces Major Contract Signature with Southwest Airlines

Le Bourget, France - June 15th, 2009

Messier Services, Safran Group, has been selected by Dallas, Texas (U.S.) based Southwest Airlines, the United States largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, to be one of the two suppliers providing landing gear support to their fleet of 328 Boeing 737NG aircraft.

This initial contract is for three years with options to renew; this maintenance program will start immediately.

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Messier Services provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft landing systems and the associated hydraulics. Part of the SAFRAN group, and has nearly 1,600 employees at plants in Europe, the Americas and Singapore. Messier Services is certified by all relevant constructors and airworthiness authorities for the entire range of repair and maintenance operations on equipment produced by Messier-Dowty, Messier-Bugatti and other leading manufacturers.

Messier Services | Nathalie CAILLAUD | Tel : +33 (0)1 30 67 45 12 | Fax : +33 (0)1 30 67 45 92 | nathalie.caillaud@messierservices.com