Messier-Bugatti-Dowty strengthens supply partnership with Airbus as as the landing gear supplier to Single Aisle family
Vélizy, July 22, 2011 - Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) announced today the
extension of its supply relationship with Airbus for the nose and main landing gears of the single aisle program to include the Contract award of the A320neo family.
Alain Sauret, Chairman & CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty stated, "We are extremely
pleased to continue our 20-year strong partnership with Airbus on the single aisle
family program. This extension builds upon our joint success with Airbus in this
dynamic market segment to provide an enhanced product which offers increased
cost-efficiency and support services for operators, whilst still maintaining product
commonality between existing and future Airbus single aisle fleets."
As the incumbent landing gear supplier for the A320 family, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
will progressively offer enhancements to current single aisle landing gears starting in
2014, in order to ensure a seamless transition into A320neo family deliveries,
scheduled for entry in service in 2015. Direct benefits to operators include greater
reliability and an extended service interval of 12 years between overhauls.
To date, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has delivered 4,800 landing gears for the A320
family. The company's global industrial network delivers 38 shipsets per month to
Airbus Final Assembly Lines in Toulouse, Hamburg and in China. Messier-Bugatti-
Dowty supplies landing gear to all Airbus families in service or in development,
including the entire A330/A340 family, A380 nose landing gear and A350-800/900
main landing gears.