April 24, 2013

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty inaugurates new production unit in Mirabel, Canada

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran), inaugurated the company’s new landing gear production facility at its plant in Mirabel, near Montréal. The inauguration represents the culmination of more than a year of construction, and total investments of C$58m. The company has received significant support from the Quebec government for its expansion and modernization program, through the Quebec Ministry of Finance and the Economy and from Investissement Québec, which allocated a non-refundable grant of C$7.4m. The Canadian government, via Canada Economic Development, granted an interest-free C$3m loan. The progressive increase in production rates has brought impetus to significant investments within the plant. Two new machining lines are now being installed, along with major industrial machinery and equipment, including numerical control (NC) machine tools and systems for special processes. According to Stéphane Salvignol, General Manager of the Mirabel plant, “We supply structural landing gear parts for the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, as well as for the Airbus A320, A330 and A380. This expansion has become necessary to meet the growing needs of our customers.”



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