Landing gear and brakes specialist Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has opened a carbon disk manufacturing facility yesterday (January 15) in Sendayan, Malaysia, close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The 10,000m2 plant will specialise in the production of carbon brakes for 737 and A320 family aircraft and is expected to employ 150 staff by 2018.
The $130m facility is Messier-Bugatti-Dowty’s fourth carbon disk manufacturing site, adding to two plants in France and one in the US.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is the third Safran company to open facilities in Malaysia.
Safran CEO Jean-Paul Herteman described the country as “one of the world’s most promising aviation hubs”, at the plant’s opening yesterday.