Meggitt PLC has been awarded a contract for the supply of braking systems for the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft ordered by Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF).
In September 2017, BAE Systems announced a £5 billion order for the delivery of 24 Typhoon aircraft to the Qatar Air Force, resulting in a Meggitt order for braking technology including; wheels, carbon brakes, landing gear computers and hydro-electric valves. Deliveries are set to commence in 2020.
Meggitt was also selected to provide lifetime support for the fleet including spares distribution, ground support equipment, training and maintenance.
The Typhoon’s latest export success follows on from recent defence wins in Kuwait and Oman, all of which use Meggitt’s advanced brake-by-wire equipment, which has now been fitted on over 600 aircraft.
Meggitt recently developed a Brake Temperature Monitoring System (BTMS) for the Typhoon which is available as an option fit aimed at fleets operating in ‘hot and high’ environments. Once fitted the system provides the pilot with real time data enabling quicker turnarounds between missions and reduced waiting times after prolonged taxi manoeuvres.
Chris Allen, President of Airframe Systems, said “Meggitt is proud to be delivering our total braking system for the Eurofighter Typhoon programme. This contract again highlights both our strength in the defence industry and Meggitt’s innovative design and service of high performance braking systems which enable significant operational benefits.”