About us

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of our products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner to 30 leading commercial, military, business and regional airframers, and supports more than 25,000 aircraft making over 40,000 landings every day. The company employs more than 7,000 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

  • World leader in the design, manufacture and support of landing gear, partnering with more than 30 airframers  and 900 airline customers.
  • Systems integration, and systems equipment, including landing systems, steering, braking and monitoring systems (brakes, wheels, landing gear) as well as EGTS™, equipping more than 17,000 civil aircraft;
  • World leader in carbon brakes, equipping more than 6,800 aircraft in service, and holding more than 51% of market share in this segment;
  • World leader in landing gear and system MRO, backed by a network of 10 repair stations, servicing more than 500 customers, with more than 1,200 landing gears maintained and overhauled per year, and more than 10,000 equipment components repaired annually






Management and organization

So that our customers have a more comprehensive and streamlined service, our organization is structured into five operational divisions: landing gear and systems integration, wheels and brakes, systems equipment, MRO, EGTS.

 By leveraging highly complementary products and technologies, we are able to take a more holistic approach to the business. Yet each division has its own market focus to provide fully tailored solutions for customers.


Vincent MASCRÉ

CEO of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty



Chief Operating Officer and Excecutive Vice President of the Landing Gear and Systems Integration Division


Serge PONS

Executive Vice President, Systems equipment division




Executive Vice President, MRO division


Olivier SAVIN

Executive Vice President of strategic development and EGTS division



Olivier BLAT

Chief Financial Officer


Vincent CARO

Executive Vice President, Wheels and brakes division


François CARUEL

Executive Vice President, Engineering


Philippe CATTÉ

Executive Vice President, Customer Support



Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Commercial



Executive Vice President, Human Resources


Bernard GUYOT

Executive Vice-President, Production and Information Systems



Executive Vice-President, Purchasing



Vice-President, Quality and Improvement processes


Christian MARI

Executive Vice-President, Research and Technology





Certifications and aviation approvals

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty holds statutory approvals for all its activities and its production sites.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's Flight Safety and Quality Policy


Production certificates

EASA part 21G certificate, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, France

EASA Part 21G certificate, Messier-Dowty Ltd, UK

Certificate of compliance to the directive 2009/43/CE simplifying transfers of defence-related products within the European Community

Transport Canada Certification Approval


Design certificates

EASA capability for design


Repair certificates

MRO division repair approvals

EASA part 145 approval certificate (carbon brakes repair station)

FAR 145 Air agency certificate (carbon brakes repair station)

CAAC Maintenance Organization Certificate (China carbon brakes repair station)

Toronto EASA 145 certificate


NUCAP certificates

Ajax, Toronto (Canada)

Bidos (France)

Gloucester (UK)

Mirabel (Quebec)

Molsheim (France)

Querétaro (Mexico)

Querétaro MRO (Mexico)

Suzhou (China)

Walton (USA)


Health, Safetey and environment approvals (Group standards, ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 certificates)

Gloucester OEM, HSE certificate

Gloucester MRO, HSO certificate

Velizy HSE certificate

Villeurbanne HSE certificate

Molsheim HSE certificate

Sofrance HSE certificate

Walton HSE certificate

Singapore HSE certificate

Queretaro OEM, HSE certificate

Queretaro MRO, HSE certificate

Suzhou HSE certificate

Montreal HSE certificate

Toronto HSE certificate



EN9100/AS9100 certificates

AS 9100/EN 9100/JISQ 9100 certificate


ISO 9001/AQAP 2110 certificates

AQAP 2110 certificate




Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is the World Leader in Landing Gear Systems:

Dassault Aviation Rafale B combat aircraft, with its Messier-Dowty landing gears visibe, prepares to land after completing his daily flight display at the Bourget International Air Show in 2005.
  • 25,000 aircraft equipped
  • 30 airframers
  • More than 800 airline customers
  • Over 40,000 landings per day
  • One landing every 2.2 seconds.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is the World Leader in Carbon Brakes:

  • Supporting over 515 airlines
  • More than 5,500 commercial aircraft equipped
  • Over 1,150 military aircraft equipped
  • Close to 50% market share for mainline commercial jets with carbon brakes.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is offering Global Solutions for Landing & Braking Systems Equipment:

  • 14,000 civil aircraft equipped
  • 400 commercial / military aircraft operators
  • 50 military and commercial programs
  • 15 airframer customers
  • Broad ATA32 capability: Braking Control System, Steering Control System, Monitoring Systems and Landing Gear Extension & Retraction System.

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