Meggitt opens USD9m expansion of Danville manufacturing/distribution campus

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS), a division of the UK-based Meggitt group, has opened a USD9.3-million expansion of its Danville manufacturing and distribution campus, the company said.

During the two-part project, MABS relocated and integrated its wheel-and-brake maintenance and repair operations facility from Akron, Ohio, to Danville. The company also expanded its carbon brake manufacturing capacity with three new production furnaces and related support machines. The expansion will help MABS meet current and future demand from new clients, including providing components for the Canadian Bombardier C-Series aircraft and Gulfstream 650 business jet.

MABS provides aircraft braking systems to customers worldwide including airline operators, aircraft constructors, private aircraft owners, charter operators, government and military operations as well as distributors and repair stations.

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems is company that supplies aircraft wheels and brakes with facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia, employing sophisticated design and fabrication processes.