Vueling chooses Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and carbon brakes for A320ceo fleet

Messier-Bugatti USA was created ten years ago to manufacture carbon brake disks, as well as support airlines by refurbishing the carbon heat sinks in these brakes.
The ’Messier-Bugatti USA’ plant is located in Walton, Kentucky, near the Cincinnati airport.
Activities include production and refurbishment of carbon brake disks, as well as production of wheels and brakes for civil and military customers in the Americas.
The Messier-Bugatti USA plant has 200 employees.

Vélizy-Villacoublay, April 07th, 2015

The Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling has chosen Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of A320 twinjets.

The contract covers the support of wheels and brakes on Vueling's current Airbus single-aisle fleet in service (88 aircraft). It also includes 30 aircraft on order, as well as any upcoming A320ceo family order placed by the Spanish airline.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's carbon brake has largely proven its performance and reliability over a number of years. Featuring much better oxidation resistance than the competition, it also provides significant weight savings, therefore contributing to a reduction in fuel consumption, allowing operators to reduce both costs and CO2 emissions.

Vincent Mascré, CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, said,"We are delighted that Vueling has once again chosen us. This contract consolidates our leadership in the wheel and brake market for the A320 family, and shows that our carbon brake continues to be the preferred choice of low-cost carriers."

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