For Immediate Release
Securaplane extends pioneering cabin surveillance into Embraer’s E2 jets
Meggitt PLC ( “Meggitt” or “the Group”), a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, announces that Securaplane, a Meggitt company, has been selected to supply the cabin surveillance system (CSS) for Embraer’s E-Jets E2, in a deal worth approximately $19 million over the life of the programme.
The product is based on a system developed by Securaplane in response to growing aircraft security requirements. The Airbus A320, A330, A340 and A380 aircraft have all been fitted with increasingly sophisticated versions which have proved reliable and easy to install.
Meggitt continues to lead the way in cockpit door surveillance. The Embraer E175-E2, E190-E2, and the E195-E2 aircraft CSS will be equipped with cameras that remain effective over the full light-intensity range and provide multiple views of individuals attempting entry.
Stephen Young, CEO of Meggitt commented:
“The major OEMs have begun installing safety systems on the production line of many large commercial aircraft due to increasingly stringent safety requirements arising over the last decade.
“Our systems ensure that the ability to identify entrants in all cabin conditions is never compromised.”
For further information please contact:
Richard Cashin, Investor Relations Tel: 01202 597597
Fiona Greig, Corporate Communication
Charles Ryland, Richard Oldworth and Helen Chan Tel: 0207 466 5000
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Securaplane is a leading supplier of avionics products for business, commercial, and military aircraft including airborne video cameras, security systems, emergency and main ship batteries, battery chargers, inverters, and wireless control systems. With extensive technical capabilities and industry experience, Securaplane works with airframe manufacturers and operators. Our products are installed by major OEMs including AgustaWestland, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Eurocopter, Gulfstream, Beechcraft, and Sikorsky.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, energy and defence. Meggitt employs nearly 11,000 people at around 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.embraer.com.br.