Messier-Bugatti-Dowty signs contract with Eurocopter


Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has signed a contract with Eurocopter to supply wheels and brakes for the new X4 helicopter.

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.

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