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Meggitt Wins Carbon Brakes Contract

AVIATION PARK WEST, UNITED KINGDOM-Meggitt PLC, maker of aerospace equipment, sensing and defense systems, announces that Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems has won a £150 million (approx. $229 million) contract for its NuCarb carbon brakes from Bombardier, manufacturer of a range of regional and business aircraft.

Meggitt’s NuCarb carbon brakes will be installed on Bombardier’s new 100-seat commercial aircraft, the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft, which was launched in 2007 and is scheduled to enter service in Bombardier’s fiscal year 2010.

The contract is estimated to be worth more than £150 million during the lifetime of the aircraft from repairs and replacements.

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