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9 September 2008
Meggitt wins Embraer Legacy wheels, brakes and brake control
Meggitt wins Embraer Legacy 450/500 contract

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) has won the contract for the wheel, carbon brake, and brake control system for Embraer’s new Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets.

The mid-size Embraer Legacy 500 can carry up to 12 passengers and fly for 3,000 nautical miles. The mid-light Embraer Legacy 450, which seats 9, has a 2,300 nautical mile range. To date, Embraer has accepted letters of intent for more than one hundred Legacy 500s and Legacy 450s.

The contract for the 14” main wheel, two-pair carbon brake, six-inch nose wheel and brake-by-wire brake control system is a significant win for MABS, reinforcing its position as an important supplier to Embraer. MABS is already a partner on the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft and, with Liebherr–Aerospace, on the Embraer 170/175 and 190/195 regional jets and the Lineage 1000 ultra-large business jet.

Ken Schwartz, MABS’ President commented: “We are extremely proud that Embraer has again selected MABS to supply the braking system for these great Legacy family products. It recognizes the added capability and value of the combined ABSC and Dunlop businesses and follows on from the “Supplier of the Year Award” conferred on us for our work on the Phenom 300 development program.”

MABS was created following the Meggitt group's acquisition of Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation in June 2007, which merged with existing Meggitt wheels and brakes business Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems. Mr Schwartz, who is also pleased with progress on the Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems integration, added: “These two program wins build on the strengths of the former ABSC and Dunlop businesses and reflect excellent team work between MABS’ sites in Akron and Coventry.”
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