Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will provide the electric brake for helicopter Eurocopter X4

Velizy, September 10, 2012 - Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) announced the signing of a contract with Eurocopter for the exclusive supply wheels and brakes for the new generation helicopter X4.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty produce the 4 wheels and 2 brakes with electric drive. For the systems, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will provide the EBC (Electronic Brake Controller), developed and produced by Safran Electronics Canada, and four transmitters BPTU pedals (Brake Pedal Transmitter Unit).

Alain Sauret, Chairman and CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, said: "We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Eurocopter, to which we will benefit from the technology of electric brake at the same time as a friction material composite generation. '

Electric brakes Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will be designed to reduce weight while maintaining excellent friction and capabilities to offer Eurocopter simplified maintenance requirements consistent with its performance in service for this device.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is already a partner of Eurocopter in many programs, including the Superpuma, the Dauphin and the Tigris.


Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) is the leading global functions landing and braking systems for aircraft. Its capabilities cover the entire life cycle of its products, from design and manufacture to maintenance and repair. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner of 30 manufacturers in the areas of civil transport, regional, business and in the military field. The company provides support to 23,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has 6,500 employees in Europe, North America and Asia.

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