Messier deal

Messier-Dowty has been confirmed as supplier of the main landing gear for the Airbus A350 XWB. The Safran Group company had been selected to supply the main gear for the original A350, but the XWB has a completely new design. Messier will be responsible for the design, development, qualification testing, manufacturing and in-service support of the main gear, with deliveries to the Airbus final-assembly line in Toulouse scheduled to begin early in 2011. The nose landing gear is being supplied by Liebherr-Aerospace. Other A350 equipment suppliers so far confirmed include Honeywell for the auxiliary power unit and air management system Moog, primary flight control actuation system Rockwell Collins, trimmable horizontal stabiliser actuator, and Goodrich for the engine nacelle and thrust reverser.

Source: Flight International