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Learjet85 Fire Protection System

August 17, 2009

Meggitt wins full ATA 26 fire protection system on Bombardier Learjet 85 aircraft

Meggitt has won the contract for its new-generation fire detection and extinguishing system (“FIDEX”) on the Learjet 85 aircraft, Bombardier’s new all-composite business jet. The system, which includes advanced fire and smoke detection equipment and Pacific Scientific fire extinguishing components, protects the engines, auxiliary power unit and cargo compartments of the aircraft. Meggitt’s fire protection and control system features the company’s latest generation controller and has been designed to provide increased functionality over traditional units. The controller monitors the entire fire protection system and reports key data to the flight deck for action by crew or automatic systems shut-down. The Meggitt system uses algorithms that can differentiate between true and false alarms maximizing aircraft dispatchability without compromising safety. This fully-integrated package provides single supplier advantages for the Learjet 85 program reducing cost and risk, and through the modular approach to systems, electronics and software design, will reduce program development risk for a range of aircraft manufacturers. As a full FAA/EASA-approved Air Transportation Association (ATA) Chapter 26 fire protection system, the win is strategically important to Meggitt Safety Systems. Meggitt Safety Systems explains: “Meggitt has a legacy of fire detection components and sub-systems on 90% of western commercial aircraft in service. Now, with this demonstration of enhanced level of system engineering activity wrapped up in a single package, we can maintain Meggitt’s position as a leading supplier of fire detection and protection systems to the global aircraft market.” Bombardier and Learjet 85 are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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USAF F-16 Canopy Actuator

November 12, 2009

Meggitt wins USAF F-16 canopy actuator award

Meggitt Safety Systems Inc has been awarded a sole source contract worth $13 million by the United States Air Force (USAF) to replace many of the older F-16 canopy actuators for the worldwide fleet. Meggitt’s substitute actuator design incorporates significant reliability improvements, including a brushless DC motor and electronic torque limiting instead of a wear-prone mechanical clutch. Both electric and manual drive trains incorporate a “no-back” feature to prevent unintended canopy closures which can cause serious personnel injuries. The USAF will replace the older actuators with the Meggitt design by issuing a time compliance technical order, which directs maintenance crews to complete the replacement within a stipulated time period. Other air forces from around the world have been advised of the USAF decision to replace the legacy actuators and many are expected to follow suit. “The Meggitt actuator provides greater safety, reliability and lower maintenance cost,” said Jim Duncan, Meggitt Safety Systems’ president. “This award is another example of Meggitt using smart engineering for extreme environments, further emphasizing that safety is not only in the company name but is fundamental to everything we do.”

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Singapore Airshow

Visit Meggitt Safety Systems at the Singapore Airshow

Feb 2 - Feb 5, 2010, Booth #A07

To schedule an appointment, please contact Tom Stiles at: Tom.Stiles@Meggitt.com

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Platts Nuclear Energy Symposium

Meggitt Safety Systems will have product on display at this event being held in Bethesda, MD.

Feb 18 - Feb 19, 2010

Complete symposium information is available at: http://www.platts.com

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Avionics Maintenance Conference

Visit MSSI at the Avionics Maintenance Conference in Phoenix, AZ March 28 - April 1, 2010.

Complete conference information is available at: http://www.aviation-ia.com

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Farnborough Air Show

Visit MSSI at the Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, UK

July 18-24, 2010

Complete conference information is available at: http://www.farnborough.com

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Visit MSSI at the 62nd annual National Business Aviation Association Meeting & Convention

October 19-21, 2010

Complete convention information is available at: http://www.nbaa.org

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