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Meggitt wins Embraer KC-390 fire protection system

Embraer Defense Systems has chosen Meggitt Safety Systems to supply the fire protection system for the Embraer KC-390 Tanker transport programme. The award, which encompasses the entire ATA Chapter 26 Fire Protection System, is valued at over $9 million for the life of the programme. The system provides fire detection and suppression for the auxiliary power unit (APU), engine pylon and power plant; and smoke detection and suppression for the cargo compartment and E-bay.

The Embraer KC-390, twin-engine, medium-lift military transport aircraft will be capable of transporting up to 23-tons of cargo such as wheeled armoured vehicles, support equipment and personnel but can be configured rapidly as a tanker. Embraer Defense Systems is developing the aircraft with the Brazilian Air Force for entry into service in 2016.

Embraer Vice President Luís Carlos Aguilar commented: "We estimate some 695 military transport aircraft around the world will need to be replaced during the next decade, creating a very promising market for a tanker of this type."

Dennis Hutton, Meggitt Safety Systems' President commented: "This award reflects our commitment to providing our customers with the most technologically advanced and cost effective fire protection systems in the marketplace and continues our long history providing fire protection systems for Embraer's fleet of military, commercial and business jets."

Press release issued by Meggitt Safety Systems Inc. on August 17, 2012

 

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Meggitt Safety Systems Inc. Safety Equipment, Fire Fighting/Detection Systems, Fire & Smoke Detectors, Thermistors
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