China Eastern Airlines selects Messier-Bugatti-Dowty

Vélizy, July 23rd, 2014

China Eastern Airlines has selected Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) to supply MRO services and wheels and brakes for its respective A330 and A320 fleets.

The MRO agreement will entail landing gear overhaul, loan and standard exchange services for 20 A330 aircraft. The overhaul activity will take place from 2015 to 2018 at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's MRO facility in Singapore. Earlier in 2013, MBD was selected to provide landing gear MRO services for its fleet of A340-600 aircraft plus an extended A320 family contract to include another 12 A320 and 4 A321.

In addition, China Eastern Airlines has also selected MBD wheels and carbon brakes for its entire A320 fleet of 165 aircraft.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has provided wheels and carbon brakes to the Chinese market for 25 years, starting with China Eastern Airlines as launch customer for its A300 and A310 widebody twins.

Vincent Mascré, Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, said, "Building on 25 years of partnership, we are extremely pleased with this dual selection, and look forward to further supporting the growth and development of our longest-standing Chinese customer."

Feng Liang, Vice President of China Eastern Airlines, added: "Whether in terms of MRO services or wheels and brakes, over the years we have greatly appreciated the quality and reliability of the products and services supplied by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty. Based upon this consistency in performance, we once again called on MBD's expertise for our A330 and A320 fleets."

These two contracts further bolster Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's position as world leader in Airbus landing gear MRO market and the A320 wheels and brakes market, offering complementary solutions across product lines, tailored to the needs of Airbus operators.

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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) 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 24,000 aircraft making over 40,000 landings every day. The company employs 7,000 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

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