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6 October 2008
Meggitt wins Gulfstream G250 wheels, brakes and advanced brake control system
 
Akron, Ohio - Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) has been selected to supply the main wheels, nose wheels, carbon brakes and advanced brake-by-wire brake control system for the new Gulfstream G250 aircraft—the all-new super mid-size jet introduced on October 5, 2008 at the NBAA convention.

The G250 will be the first super mid-size aircraft to offer MABS’ advanced brake control technology, which includes individual wheel brake-by-wire and anti-skid control for maximum stopping performance, automatic braking and brake temperature monitoring.

Automatic braking (ABS) enables shorter and smoother landings by automatically applying the pilot’s pre-selected level of deceleration as soon as conditions support braking after touchdown. ABS increases safety margins by automatically applying maximum braking effort should the pilot abort take-off.

The brake temperature monitoring system, which displays brake temperatures through the avionics system, enhances pilot awareness and safety and can reduce turnaround times by indicating when the brakes have cooled sufficiently for take-off.

The win follows Gulfstream’s selection of MABS’ braking system for the recently announced G650 and extends two of MABS’ longstanding relationships. On August 14th, Gulfstream celebrated the 50th anniversary of the GI’s first flight, which was equipped with MABS’ rolling stock. Since then, MABS has equipped every Gulfstream aircraft and remains the exclusive braking system supplier for all seven of Gulfstream’s current aircraft.

Ken Schwartz, MABS’ President commented: “This win is very significant for us. Not only does it draw attention to our great history with these two customers but the skill that resides in our business in the 21st century. Gulfstream has asked us to develop the G650 and the G250 braking systems simultaneously, affirming its confidence in our ability to deliver critical systems on time to support the development and entry into service of another two outstanding aircraft.”
 
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