Messier-Bugatti-Dowty–part of Safran Group (Hall 4 Innovation Zone Stand A7), which is providing the landing gear for the Airbus A350–has signed a contract with Japan’s Kobe Steel to supply the French company with titanium forgings for the main landing gear of the Airbus A350 XWB.
Professional Aircraft Accessories of Titusville, Fla., has acquired the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty overhaul manuals and technical data for the 192-month landing-gear refurbishments on the Bombardier Challenger 604. Since 2009, Professional Aircraft Accessories has averaged about 90 completed ship sets of overhauled landing gear per year for various models of Bombardier aircraft. A 20,000-sq-ft facility expansion is under way to accommodate growth in the landing-gear service area, accessory shop, instrument and avionics lab, machine shop and paint shop.
Messier-Dowty yesterday announced that it has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corp. (LAMC) of China and to make a joint offer to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC)
Luigi Mattia, a Canadian mathematician with more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry, was recently named vice president of the Business and Regional Aircraft Business Unit of Messier-Dowty, based in Toronto. Mattia will also become president of Messier-Dowty Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of Messier-Dowty International.