B/E onboard A400M

Airbus recently selected B/E Aerospace as the exclusive manufacturer of its integrated passenger and crew oxygen system for the new Airbus Military A400M aircraft.

The oxygen system includes crew and passenger oxygen storage, distribution and dispensing, as well as portable oxygen for medical and emergency use.

There are currently 188 A400M aircraft on order from eight nations. Oxygen system deliveries are expected to begin in 2007.

Separately, B/E Aerospace announced that it has been selected by three major business jet manufacturers to supply its integrated oxygen system for three Very Light Jet (VLJ) airframes. Deliveries are expected to begin in late 2006.

The VLJ and A400M programs are initially valued at approximately $45 million.