Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems (DABS), a Meggitt group company, has signed a five-year contract to provide Executive Airlines with support and maintenance of the Dunlop brakes on its fleet of 41 Super-ATR aircraft.
Executive Airlines operating as American Eagle provides regional service in the Caribbean for American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Super-ATR is a regional turboprop carrying between 64 and 72 passengers. It is built by Avions de Transport Regional, a joint venture between EADS and Alenia, based in Toulouse. The aircraft’s wheels and carbon brakes were designed by Dunlop Aerospace for short field and static hold capability. There are 283 aircraft flying, accounting for 2.4 million brake landings per year.
Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems has been supplying American Eagle since the delivery of its first Super-ATR in 1981. Under the new contract, Dunlop will assume responsibility for ensuring the maintenance and spares support on the fleet’s brakes.
Managing Director David Johnson commented: “We are very proud to have won this contract with one of our most significant US customers. It reflects their confidence in our expertise, but also the long and successful working relationship that Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems and American Eagle have established over a period of 15 years.”
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1. Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems specialises in high performance, highly reliable aircraft braking technologies including hydraulically-actuated carbon composite and steel brakes, mechanical and digital anti-skid brake control systems and lightweight alloy wheels. We are pioneering electrically-actuated braking systems, designed to exceed current standards of reliability, operating cost and aircraft dispatchability. As a FAR 145-approved repair station for OEM, airline and military customers, our products are underpinned by aftermarket services worldwide.
2. Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems is a Meggitt group company. Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is an international group of companies operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialist extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in the aerospace, defence and electronics industries.