Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wins landing gear MRO contract for Emirates' A340-500 fleet

Dubai, November 16th, 2011

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) has been selected by Emirates to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on its A340-500 fleet.

The contract covers complete overhaul and exchange services for 40 nose, main and central landing gear legs. The first scheduled services will start at the end of 2011 and run through 2015, providing full overhaul service restoration.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's MRO division already provides landing gear overhaul and exchange services for the nose and main landing gear legs of the A330-200 and A340-300 fleets operated by this major Dubai-based carrier.
"We are particularly satisfied to see Emirates' continued confidence in our services, and recognition of our expertise for these key components of the airplane," said Alain Sauret, Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's MRO division offers a broad range of landing gear overhaul and customer support services. It calls on personalized monitoring of each landing gear in service, along with a large pool of landing gear rotables ready to be deployed worldwide through a network that covers all Airbus and Boeing programs.

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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group), 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.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (groupe Safran)
Inovel Parc Sud
78 140 Vélizy-Villacoublay – France
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