Messier-Bugatti-Dowty signs contract with Eurocopter

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) has announced that it has signed a contract with Eurocopter as a single-source supplier of wheels and brakes for the new-generation X4 helicopter.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will provide the two nose wheels, two main wheels and two electric brakes, as well as several other products: the electronic brake controller (EBC), developed and produced by Safran Electronics Canada, and four brake pedal transmitter units (BPTU).

Alain Sauret, chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, said: “We are delighted expand our partnership with Eurocopter. The X4 will benefit from our advanced electric brake technology, along with the latest generation of composite friction materials.”

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is already a partner to Eurocopter on a number of leading helicopter programmes.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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