Messier Services announces major contract signature with Virgin Atlantic Airlines

Farnborough, United Kingdom - July 19th, 2010

Messier Services (Safran group) is delighted to announce that it has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airlines to complete the landing gear overhauls for the airline's fleet of 19 A340-600 aircrafts.

The maintenance program will start in April 2010 through to 2017. Messier Services France will perform the work at their Molsheim facility.

The A340-600 aircraft is the longest aircraft currently in production. It is a long-range four-engine wide-bodied commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus. Seating between 261 and 380 passengers, and has a range between 6,700 and 9,000 Nautical Miles.

The signature of the contract will take place during the Farnborough Airshow between M. Philip Maher, Engineering Director, Virgin Atlantic Airway and M. Joël Berkoukchi, President and CEO, Messier Services International, at 11.30 am on the Wednesday 21st of July on the Safran chalet (C6).

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