Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wins contracts to overhaul landing gear on 56 commercial aircraft

MRO Europe, Amsterdam, October 11, 2012

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) closed out the 2012 MRO Europe exhibition with a series of orders to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul on 56 Airbus aircraft of all types:

• 29 A320 landing gear shipsets for Aegean Airlines
• 9 A320/A321 landing gear shipsets for Cyprus Airways
• 5 A300-600 landing gear shipsets for Maximus Air
• 10 A320 shipsets and three A340 centerline landing gear for EgyptAir.

All overhaul services will be carried out at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's MRO facilities in Gloucester, United Kingdom, specialized in landing gear for single aisle aircraft, and Molsheim, France, specialized in large landing gear for widebody jets.

This series of contracts bolsters Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's position as the world leader in the MRO market for Airbus landing gear.

Alain Sauret, Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, said: "We are extremely pleased to announce this latest series of contracts. These airlines have placed their confidence in our cost-effective solutions, combining close proximity to customers, an expansive pool of rotable stocks and the highest standards of quality, based on our OEM expertise and intimate knowledge of landing gear systems."

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's MRO Division offers repair capabilities on an exhaustive range of 60 civil, military, business and regional jet programs across 11 repair stations located in North America, Europe and Asia.

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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 30 leading commercial, military, business and regional airframers, and supports more than 23,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. The company employs 6,500 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (groupe Safran)
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78 140 Vélizy-Villacoublay – France
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Press contact
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