September 10, 2012
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to supply electric brakes for Eurocopter’s new-generation X4
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) has signed a contract with Eurocopter as a single-source supplier of wheels and brakes for the new-generation X4 helicopter. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will provide the two nose wheels, two main wheels and two electric brakes, as well as several other products: the electronic brake controller (EBC), developed and produced by Safran Electronics Canada, and four brake pedal transmitter units (BPTU). Messier-Bugatti-Dowty electric brakes are designed to reduce weight, while retaining excellent friction properties and offering the simplified maintenance needed to meet Eurocopter’s in service performance objectives for this new-generation rotorcraft.