Cebu Pacific chooses Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and brakes for its Airbus A319/A320 fleet

Farnborough, July 10, 2012

The Philippines' largest airline, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), has selected Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) wheels and brakes for its fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 twinjets. The contract covers the current fleet, as well as future aircraft to be acquired. With 30 Airbus aircraft in its current fleet and over 50 more on order, CEB joins the ranks of virtually all A320 operators in the Asia-Pacific region as Messier-Bugatti-Dowty customers.

CEB Chief Operations Adviser Mark Breen said: "CEB consistently places top priority on passenger safety, cost efficiency and on-time performance. In choosing Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, our fleet will be equipped with a market-leading product, distinguished by superior reliability and support."

Alain Sauret, Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, added, "The endurance and reliability of our Sepcarb®III OR carbon material are particularly well suited to the requirements of a low-cost carrier like Cebu Pacific. This material offers proven performance, particularly in humid climates, and is largely favored by Asia-Pacific operators."

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is the world's leading supplier of wheels and carbon brakes, which equip more than 5,000 jetliners now in service. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty holds over 90% of the A319/A320 wheel and brake market in the Asia-Pacific region, offering customers in this area unrivaled service quality and responsiveness.

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (groupe Safran), est le leader mondial des fonctions d'atterrissage et de freinage pour aéronefs. Ses capacités couvrent le cycle de vie complet de ses produits, depuis la conception et la fabrication jusqu'à la maintenance et la réparation. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty est partenaire de 33 avionneurs dans les domaines du transport civil, régional et d'affaires et dans le domaine militaire. La société assure le support de 22 000 avions effectuant plus de 35 000 atterrissages chaque jour. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty compte 6 250 collaborateurs en Europe, Amérique du Nord et Asie.

Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. In its 16th year of operations, CEB had flown over 60 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations such as Beijing, Osaka, Shanghai, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information, go to www.cebupacificair.com

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