Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and selected energy markets, has been selected to provide brake and wheel upgrades for the current and future global ATR72 fleet.
Fifteen (15) airline operators have committed to operate 185 ATR72 aircraft with upgraded Meggitt equipment, of which 64 already have been installed with heavy duty wheels and brakes with NuCarb® carbon.
The next generation enhancements provide improved performance and reliability for the ATR72 aircraft’s increased gross take-off weight, and will bring significant operating cost, reliability, and turnaround time improvements. NuCarb® is the very latest in carbon technology and is produced in Danville, Kentucky, in one of the world’s most modern aerospace carbon brake manufacturing facilities.
Meggitt will support ATR’s ability to provide General Maintenance Agreements (GMAs) to their operators of Meggitt’s heavy duty brake.
Tony Wood, Chief Executive, said “Meggitt has a longstanding relationship with ATR going back almost 40 years and we are proud to continue to support the turboprop maker, and its operators, on a global basis. The selection of Meggitt’s NuCarb® technology for the ATR72 further underlines the performance and operating cost benefits of our innovative aircraft braking system technology.”
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 12,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.