Meggitt To Supply Gulfstream G500/G600 with Advanced Braking


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Just this year in 2014, Meggitt PLC, a British aerospace business, was awarded a contract to supply their newest advanced braking and monitoring system for the Gulfstream G500 and G600, the staple of the Gulfstream aircraft portfolio. The multi-million dollar contract for the business jets stipulates that Meggitt provide advanced wheels and compact carbon brakes. This new technology features carbon composite heatsink material and anti-oxidant coating that will optimize the weight and reliability of the brakes. Both the G500 and G600, which boast a range of 5,000 to 6,200 nautical miles and a max operating speed of Mach 0.925, can attribute their performance to Meggitt, which is supplying brake-by-wire control systems and high performance braking for both aircraft as opposed to conventional pedal braking.

In addition, Meggitt will also be supplying a touchscreen-driven automatic braking system. The systems that Meggitt will be supplying demonstrates a proficiency in brake and anti-skid control, which is arguably one of the most challenging aspects of designing a braking system. Meggitt is currently the only supplier of braking systems for all of Gulfstream’s in-service fleet and expects to expand this monopoly in braking systems around the world for all currently active fleets. Meggitt PLC, which was established in 1940, is a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange. Annual revenue is reported to be 1,637.3 million British pounds with net income of 232.2 million British pounds. They are currently involved in the design and manufacturing of aerospace equipment, defense systems, and sensing systems.

In terms of aircraft braking systems, Meggitt is the largest developer and manufacturer in the world. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Fasteners, specializes in the distribution of aerospace products around the world for both commercial, civil, and military applications. We work with Meggitt to ensure we carry the most highly-demanded spare parts for your aircraft requirements. Browse our capabilities on www.asap-fasteners.com and contact us today at sales@asap-fasteners.com for a quote.

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