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Meggitt divisions combine forces to extend CSeries contract

Bombardier has selected Meggitt's flight deck-based tyre pressure indicating system (TPIS) for the CSeries family of 110 to 130-seat jetliners.

The award extends the functionality of Meggitt's Total Braking System featuring Meggitt's industry-leading EBrake(r) technology, which was selected by Bombardier in 2009.

The TPIS adds to the aircraft's latest technological advances, providing CSeries aircraft flight and maintenance crews with remote real-time tyre pressure data.

After calculating temperature-compensated tyre pressure, the TPIS will generate tyre pressure data and associated warnings for indication via the aircraft's flight deck displays.

Ground crews will be alerted to the requirement to inflate a given tyre correctly via the aircraft's health and monitoring system, thereby reducing the frequency of manual tyre pressure checks and extending tyre life by enabling operators to more readily maintain correct pressure levels.

Tyre pressure data is transmitted across the stationary axle-to-rotational wheel interface using Meggitt's short-distance wireless technology. This has enabled Meggitt to create a product that is lighter and more reliable than the previous generation of TPIS systems.

Bombardier's selection of Meggitt's TPIS is a significant collaborative win for two Meggitt divisions-Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) and Meggitt Sensing Systems-and builds on MABS' longstanding association with Bombardier.

Meggitt's Chief Executive, Terry Twigger commented:

"Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems pioneered electric brakes and became the first and only company to have successfully tested them on a commercial demonstrator aircraft in 2008 with no hydraulic back-up. What's more, it has a mature system integration capability based on a simulation and modelling capability that is probably the industry's most advanced.

"Meggitt Sensing Systems has a first-class capability in monitoring the condition of rotating machinery in aerospace and energy markets. Its systems deliver the most detailed image of engine condition achieved to date.

"By combining these capabilities, we have presented a compelling new offer to the customer, expanding our level of integration and scope of work within ATA Chapter 32 [landing gear], consistent with our long term product strategy."

Press release issued by Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation on July 9, 2010


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Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation Tyre Pressure Monitors, Aircraft Wheels, Carbon Brakes, Anti-Skid Brakes & Systems, Brake-by-Wire Systems, Steel Brakes, Brake System Components, Aircraft Landing Gear
Bombardier Aerospace Airframer
Meggitt Sensing Systems Vibration Detectors, Engine Health Monitoring, Sensors/Transducers, Engine Controls, Magnetic Chip Detectors


 Related aircraft programs:
Bombardier CSeries


 Related directory sectors:
Sensors, Transducers & Detectors
Landing Assemblies

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