Entry into service of the first Airbus A350 XWB equipped with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and brakes.
The first European A350 XWB, which had arrived two days before from Toulouse (France), was highly anticipated by enthusiasts, who kept a close eye on the events and posted pictures of the new aircraft – outside as well as inside – on social networks. Within only one week, the aircraft has already completed several short-haul flights to London, Vienna, Berlin and Düsseldorf.
The Finnish airline, who is already one of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's customers for its others aircraft, has chosen to equip the 19 aircraft ordered to Airbus with wheels and carbon brakes. The Messier-Bugatti-Dowty brake designed for the Airbus A350-900 is lighter than its competitors, which helps reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It also features a greater endurance, with more than 2,000 landings per overhaul, and streamlined maintenance as it contains fewer parts.
This contract brings the number of airlines which selected Messier-Bugatti-Dowty as their A350 XWB equipment supplier up to 8, making the company the leader in the A350 XWB wheels and brakes market.