Pegasus Airlines is Greener with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty

Pegasus Airlines will be going greener after signing a contract with Safran Group's Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for a new brake system, replacing steel for carbon, thus reducing its CO2 emissions

London, June 22nd 2011 - Continuing with its cutting-edge technological investments that continue to add to the dynamism of its young fleet, Pegasus Airlines has signed a contract with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) who will be supplying carbon brakes to replace the steel brakes on 47 of Pegasus' Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft either on order or to be retrofitted.
This replacement reduces CO2 emissions by cutting down on fuel consumption, thus creating a more environmentally friendly fleet in line with Pegasus Airlines' mission, which also includes switching over to a paper-free office, explained Sertac Haybat, General Manager of Pegasus Airlines: "The decisive factors in signing a contract with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty were primarily the fuel savings together with the adoption of a more environmentally-aware approach, which goes hand in hand with improved performance".
The SEPCARB®IIIOR carbon brakes by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty provide weight savings of up to 320 kg per aircraft compared to steel brakes, which translates into significantly reduced fuel consumption of 150kg per day per aircraft – or 6 tons per day per 40 aircraft - and lowering CO2 emissions by 18 tonnes per day. They also offer longer endurance, exceeding 2,200 landings between overhauls. Thanks to the use of the latest technologies, the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty 737 carbon brakes are also lighter than the competing carbon product.

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Behind Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's most established privately owned airline which was founded in 1990 is the Sabanci family's ESAS Holding. As well as being active in the airline industry, ESAS Holding also has a presence in the health and food sectors. Pegasus Airlines is managed by Chairman Ali Sabanci and General Manager Sertac Haybat. Pegasus Airlines began its first domestic scheduled flights on 1 November 2005, creating and implementing Turkey's first full low-cost airline strategy. By selecting Sabiha Gokcen Airport to be its principal airport and hub, Pegasus Airlines introduced the Turkish public to easy, comfortable and low-cost flying. Pegasus, who continues to invest heavily in the areas of flight safety and technological innovation to ensure on-time flying for all its guests, has produced a first for Turkey with its two most recent investments worth US$ 22.3m; Pegasus is now the owner of Turkey's newest flight simulator, which is owned by just 10% of the world's 582 airlines, which has taken its place in Pegasus' flight training centre. Pegasus has also become the first airline in the world to integrate the two-way data communication system "Wireless Groundlink End to End Network Solutions". In a world of ever-increasing competition Pegasus Airlines is racing ahead as one of Turkey's most innovative and dynamic companies. In April 2009 Pegasus's parent company ESAS Holding purchased a 16.48% stake in Air Berlin, Germany's second and Europe's fifth largest airline, making it the largest private shareholder.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (groupe Safran), is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of our products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner to 33 leading commercial, military, business and regional airframers, and supports more than 22,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. The company employs 6,250 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

Evin Mete - Redmint Communications
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