Royal Brunei Airlines selects Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and electric brakes for its Boeing 787 fleet

Paris, 18 June 2013 – Royal Brunei Airlines today announced its selection of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) to provide the wheels and electric brakes for its future fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The first of these jetliners is scheduled to start revenue service in October 2013.

"We are very pleased to continue placing our trust in Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for our upcoming fleet of 787 long-haul jets," said Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines, "Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's wheels and carbon brakes have proven their performance and reliability on our fleet of single-aisle jets."

Alain Sauret, Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, added, "Our electric brakes based on the Sepcarb® III OR carbon composite material, offering proven endurance, have already demonstrated their market-leading reliability on 787 fleets in service. Royal Brunei Airlines has made the best possible choice, and we are delighted with their selection."

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty electric brakes deliver weight savings while retaining excellent thermal capacity, higher dispatch reliability, simplified maintenance and longer service life. They are not only lighter than competing products, but are also designed to deliver more landings per overhaul.

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

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About Royal Brunei Airlines:
The flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei, RB was founded in 1974 and is wholly-owned by the government of Brunei. RB has five Boeing 787 Dreamliners on order and will be the aircraft's launch airline in South East Asia. From its hub at Brunei International Airport, Royal Brunei Airlines serves a number of regional and international destinations in Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK, among others.
www.flyroyalbrunei.com

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 6,800 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia

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