LAN selects Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and electric brakes for its future Boeing 787 Fleet

Vélizy, December 4, 2012

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) will provide the wheels and electric brakes for 32 Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners to be operated by LAN, the South American carrier that recently merged with TAM Linhas Aéreas.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has established a strategic partnership with LAN on wheels and carbon brakes for its Airbus and Boeing jets for a number of years.

Alain Sauret, Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, said, "Messier-Bugatti-Dowty already provides wheels and carbon brakes for LAN's A320, 767 and 777 fleets, and we are very proud to see this continued trust in our products. Today, we are delighted to be pioneering the use of electric brakes on commercial jets in North and South America through a key customer such as LAN."

Electric brakes by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty are designed to be weight efficient, while still retaining excellent thermal capacity. They also offer higher dispatch reliability, simplified maintenance and a longer service life. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's electric brakes are lighter than competing products, and are designed to offer more landings per overhaul.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty also provides the nose and main landing gear for all Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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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.

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