Cebu Pacific chooses Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and brakes for its Airbus A319/A320 fleet

The Philippines' largest airline, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), has selected Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) wheels and brakes for its fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 twinjets. The contract covers the current fleet, as well as future aircraft to be acquired. With 30 Airbus aircraft in its current fleet and over 50 more on order, CEB joins the ranks of virtually all A320 operators in the Asia-Pacific region as Messier-Bugatti-Dowty customers.

CEB Chief Operations Adviser Mark Breen said: "CEB consistently places top priority on passenger safety, cost efficiency and on-time performance. In choosing Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, our fleet will be equipped with a market-leading product, distinguished by superior reliability and support."

Alain Sauret, Chairman and CEO Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, added, "The endurance and reliability of our Sepcarb®III OR carbon material are particularly well suited to the requirements of a low-cost carrier like Cebu Pacific. This material offers proven performancecost carrier like Cebu Pacific. This material offers proven performance, particularly in humid climates, and is largely favored by Asia-Pacific operators."

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is the world's leading supplier of wheels and carbon brakes, which equip more than 5,000 jetliners now in service. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty holds over 90% of the A319/A320 wheel and brake market in the Asia-Pacific region, offering customers in this area unrivaled service quality and responsiveness.

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

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