July 28, 2014
China Eastern Airlines selects Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
China Eastern Airlines has selected Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) to supply MRO services and wheels and brakes for its respective A330 and A320 fleets. The MRO agreement will entail landing gear overhaul, loan and standard exchange services for 20 A330 aircraft. The overhaul activity will take place from 2015 to 2018 at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty’s MRO facility in Singapore. Earlier in 2013, MBD was selected to provide landing gear MRO services for its fleet of A340-600 aircraft plus an extended A320 family contract to include another 12 A320 and 4 A321. In addition, China Eastern Airlines has also selected MBD wheels and carbon brakes for its entire A320 fleet of 165 aircraft. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has provided wheels and carbon brakes to the Chinese market for 25 years, starting with China Eastern Airlines as launch customer for its A300 and A310 widebody twins.