Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Selects Messier-Bugatti to equip 70 forthcoming Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft with wheel and carbon brakes

Dubai, UAE, 19 November, 2009

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has selected Messier-Bugatti, a Safran Group company, to supply wheels and carbon brakes for 70 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft to be delivered new from Boeing starting in 2010.

Bob Genise, CEO of DAE Capital, said: "We at DAE are delighted with our selection of Messier-Bugatti and believe their lightweight design, lower cost of ownership and resultant fuel burn reduction will benefit our customers for many years to come."

Jean-Christophe Corde, CEO of Messier-Bugatti declared: "Messier-Bugatti is honoured by the confidence that, through this order, DAE places in our products and our support, and we are looking forward to bringing together the best-value offer to the 737NG operators".

Messier-Bugatti is the only brake manufacturer today in the world offering a certified carbon brake for the whole 737NG family – 737-600, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900 and 737-900ER and BBJ- for new aircraft and retrofits. As of today, Messier-Bugatti has received orders to equip a total of 283 Boeing 737NG.

Carbon brakes represent a major innovation compared to steel brakes, with longer in-service life and lighter weight: while lasting more than 2,000 landings per overhaul, they offer up to 320 kg of weight savings per 737NG, leading to significant reduction of CO2 emission, in addition to fuel burn reduction.

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About DAE Capital:

DAE Capital is part of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation. Being established as an aircraft leasing and finance business, DAE Capital aims to become one of the largest aircraft leasing companies serving an international market, inside the next decade. It aims to support the incredible demand for new aircraft globally, with a balanced quality portfolio of single-aisle and wide-body aircraft.

DAE Capital offers clients and investors a proposition few others can match. As one of the divisions of DAE, the group provides a synergised cluster of aerospace services, allowing customers to benefit from a world-class shared knowledge and service pool. Its unrivalled position allows it to provide advanced value-added services to airlines in conjunction with the other DAE segments such as engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul. DAE Capital seeks to become an integral part of the global aerospace industry and a leading player on the world stage in terms of aircraft leasing and finance.

About DAE:

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on Dubai's dynamism and continuous growth in Aviation.

Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometre airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.

About Messier-Bugatti:

Messier-Bugatti, part of the Safran Group, is a leading supplier of advanced braking solutions. Wheels and carbon brakes by Messier-Bugatti are used on almost 3,500 commercial airplanes deployed by nearly 300 airlines, along with about 20 air forces. Messier-Bugatti provides 24/7 support worldwide to all operators. In addition, Messier-Bugatti is a systems engineering and integration company, offering innovative solutions and excellent perforamcne in braking, steering, landing and monitoring systems. Close to 10,000 aircraft today use these systems. A partner to Airbus for more than 30 years and to Boeing for 10 years, Messier-Bugatti also works with Dassault, ATR and other major manufacturers. With a global workforce of 1,400 employees, mainly in France, the United States and Singapore, Messier-Bugatti has annual sales of 425 million euros. Messier-Bugatti invests more than 15% of its annual revenues in Research & Development.

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