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Meggitt wins dual Embraer Legacy 450/500 contracts

Meggitt, the international aerospace, defence and performance sensors group, today announced that it has won multi-million dollar contracts for Embraer's new Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jet programmes.  

Meggitt Fluid Controls will develop and produce the pneumatic bleed air system, while Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) will provide the wheel, carbon brake, and brake control systems.  

The mid-size Embraer Legacy 500 is a ten-seater aircraft with a 3,000 nautical mile range. The mid-light Embraer Legacy 450, which seats eight, has a 2,300 nautical mile range. To date, Embraer has accepted letters of intent for more than 100 Legacy 500s and Legacy 450s. The Legacy 500 will enter service in the second half of 2012 and the Legacy 450 in the second half of 2013.  

The pneumatic bleed air systems, consisting of two regulating and seven shut-off valves and a pneumatic system controller, will manage the bleed air from the engines' high and low pressure outputs for temperature and pressure control and maintain anti-ice systems and the aircraft's cargo, cabin and cockpit environments. The controller will manage the system's mechanical fluid control devices, ensuring system safety and integrity. The systems will be developed and manufactured in Meggitt Fluid Controls' facilities in North Hollywood and Corona, California.  

The contract for the 14" main wheel, two-pair carbon brake, six-inch nose wheel and brake-by-wire brake control system is a significant win for MABS, reinforcing its position as an important supplier to Embraer. MABS is already a partner on the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft and, with Liebherr–Aerospace, on the Embraer 170/175 and 190/195 regional jets and the Lineage 1000 ultra-large business jet.  

Terry Twigger, chief executive of Meggitt said: "We are extremely proud that Embraer has selected Meggitt for these great Legacy family products. These two contract wins confirm the strength of our complementary capabilities and the wealth of experience held within the specialist businesses of the Meggitt group."

Press release issued by Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems on September 8, 2008


 Contact details from our directory:
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Brake System Components, Carbon Brakes, Aircraft Wheels, Brake-by-Wire Systems, Anti-Skid Brakes & Systems, Hydraulic Brakes
Meggitt Thermal Systems Ice Protection/Prevention Equipment, Bleed Air Systems, Engine Heat Exchangers, Cabin Heaters, Thermal Insulation, Manifolds & Ducts, Enclosures, Air Conditioning Equipment, Metal Tubing, Metallic Hoses, Ball Joints, Bellows, Valves, Electronic Control Equipment, Air Cycle Machines
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Embraer Legacy 450/500


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