Messier-Bugatti-Dowty opens a new wheel and brake repair facility in the US

MRO Americas, Miami, April 15th, 2015

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group), through its subsidiary, MBD Wheel and Brake Repair and Services (formerly MBT Repair), announces the opening of a new wheel and brake repair facility on the US upper East Coast, in Bethlehem , PA.

The new shop will accommodate growing business and support for Airbus A320-family and Boeing 737, 767, 777 and 787 operators that have contracted with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for wheel and brake MRO services.

This will also allow Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to further develop its offering of integrated packages to operators in North America, offering both OEM support and MRO services under a single agreement.

The Bethlehem facility will complement current shops in Milwaukee, WI, and Miami, FL, increasing its repair footprint in the US. This new facility is the next step in Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's plan to expand nationwide, which also anticipates further openings in the next four years in order to strengthen its network in North America.

Mike Buckley, President of MBD Wheel and Brake Repair and Services, said, "We recently changed our name to better reflect our strong alignment with our parent company, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty. We are investing together through this new facility to meet significant growth in the carbon brakes market, while maintaining that sense of proximity to our US customer base. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is proactively anticipating the needs of our customers to ensure rapid response and support."

In addition to servicing Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and carbon brakes, repair capabilities also include an extensive range of repair services on other wheels & brakes OEMs for Airbus, Boeing, business and regional jet platforms.

MBD Wheels and Brakes Repair and Services, formerly MBT Repair, is a rapid-response provider of aircraft wheel and brake repair and overhaul services. An FAA 145 repair station, MBD Wheel and Brake Repair and Services serves commercial airlines, low-cost carriers and aircraft parts providers with wheel and brake shops in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Miami, Florida and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The company's capabilities encompass the full product life cycle, 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 aircraft manufacturers, and supports more than 25,000 aircraft making over 40,000 landings every day. The company has more than 7,000 employees at locations in Europe, North America and Asia.

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