Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, and Wizz Air, the largest low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe today announce that they have finalised the terms of a long-term agreement for Meggitt to supply wheels and brakes, worth more than $50 million over the lifetime of this all-encompassing, material maintenance agreement which will start from 2021.
Meggitt will provide its latest NuCarb® carbon brake, and a new wheel specifically designed to improve the performance characteristics of the aircraft for Wizz Air’s future A321neo fleet.
These next generation technology performance enhancements are key to enabling the A321neo aircraft’s higher gross takeoff weight, and will bring significant operating cost and reliability improvements.
NuCarb® is the very latest in carbon technology and is produced in Danville, Kentucky, in one of the world’s most modern carbon manufacturing facilities.
Wizz Air is currently committed to 110 A321neo aircraft with options for a further 90 and will begin taking delivery of these aircraft in 2019.
Tony Wood, Chief Executive, said: “Meggitt is proud to be pairing our NuCarb® technology with the A321neo aircraft for our launch customer, Wizz Air. This agreement builds on our existing partnership with Airbus to bring state of the art technology to the A321neo aircraft programme. We are grateful for the trust Wizz Air has placed in Meggitt following their rigorous selection process which further underlines the performance and operating cost benefits of our innovative aircraft braking technology”.
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Headquartered in the United Kingdom, this international group operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. Meggitt employs more than 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.