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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty opens a new wheel and brake repair facility in the US

News International-French

17 Apr 2015

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group), through its subsidiary, MBD Wheel and Brake Repair and Services, announces the opening of a wheel and brake repair facility on the US upper East Coast, in Bethlehem , PA.

The new shop will accommodate growing business and support for Airbus A320-family and Boeing 737, 767, 777 and 787 operators that have contracted with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for wheel and brake MRO services.

This will also allow Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to further develop its offering of integrated packages to operators in North America, offering both OEM support and MRO services under a single agreement.

The Bethlehem facility will complement current shops in Milwaukee, WI, and Miami, FL, increasing its repair footprint in the US. This new facility is the next step in Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's plan to expand nationwide, which also anticipates further openings in the next four years in order to strengthen its network in North America.

Mike Buckley, President of MBD Wheel and Brake Repair and Services, said, “We recently changed our name to better reflect our strong alignment with our parent company, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty. We are investing together through this new facility to meet significant growth in the carbon brakes market, while maintaining that sense of proximity to our US customer base. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is proactively anticipating the needs of our customers to ensure rapid response and support.”

In addition to servicing Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wheels and carbon brakes, repair capabilities also include an extensive range of repair services on other wheels & brakes OEMs for Airbus, Boeing, business and regional jet platforms.

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