WALTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined local officials and executives from aircraft wheel and brake components maker Safran Landing Systems to break ground on a $100 million-plus expansion in Northern Kentucky expected to create about 80 jobs.
“Safran is one of the world’s leading aerospace companies. Their decision to invest in Kentucky further elevates the Commonwealth as the manufacturing hub of excellence in America,” Gov. Bevin said. “We make great products here in Kentucky and we are grateful to Safran Landing Systems and its executives for their tremendous vote of confidence. We truly appreciate this significant investment in our Northern Kentucky communities and we look forward to assisting in Safran’s success for many years to come.”
Safran Landing Systems, formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, will add to its existing facility to increase production capacity for carbon brakes to meet expected airline demand. Company executives expect construction to finish by the end of 2017.
“As the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, it is imperative that we be able to keep up with the increasing carbon brake demand from our North American clients. This expansion will help us do that by significantly increasing production capacity,” said Safran Landing Systems CEO Vincent Mascré. “We have enjoyed great success at our Walton plant over the last 17 years and are grateful for the state and region’s support and their commitment to the manufacturing industry.”