Meggitt, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy, is pleased to announce that Bombardier has selected Meggitt’s integrated fire protection system for the Global 7000* and Global 8000* business jets. The award encompasses the entire ATA Chapter 26 fire protection system, which includes fire and smoke detection, overheat protection, fire suppression and system control.
Bombardier announced the addition of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 jet to its existing Global 5000* and Global 6000* aircraft family at the 2010 National Business Aviation Association show. The 7000 features a four-zone cabin and will provide a range of 7,300 nm with ten passengers at Mach 0.85. The 8000 will achieve a range of 7,900 nm at Mach 0.85 with eight passengers. Both aircraft will be able to cruise at high speeds of Mach 0.90.
Terry Twigger, CEO of Meggitt commented: “This award confirms Bombardier’s confidence in Meggitt’s integrated offer, which combines our established fire detection and control capability with fire suppression from our latest acquisition, Pacific Scientific Aerospace.”
Meggitt PLC provides equipment including digital brake control systems, pneumatics and electrical components across many Bombardier aircraft.
For further information contact:
Richard Cashin, Investor Relations Tel: 01202 597597
Fiona Greig, Corporate Communications
Charles Ryland, Jeremy Garcia or Helen Chan Tel: 020 7466 5000
With over 30,000 products installed on aircraft worldwide, Meggitt Safety Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fire, overheat and smoke detection, control and suppression systems for commercial, business aviation and military aircraft.
Meggitt Safety Systems has integrated Meggitt’s longstanding fire detection and control business with the fire suppression capability of newly acquired Pacific Scientific Aerospace.
About Meggit PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets.
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