Fighting for freedom

Meggitt supplied the gun-firing system for Spitfire and Hurricane fighter aircraft in WW2. One fitted to a Spitfire dug up from an Irish peat bog in 2011 was still able to fire the aircraft's Browning machine-gun 70 years after the plane had crash landed.


Touch down for Concorde

Meggitt produced carbon brakes for Concorde, saving some 500kg in weight compared to steel brakes and lasting much longer in service. Meggitt had around 3,000 additional components onboard the supersonic jet.


World-beating composites

Meggitt manufactured one of the world’s first rotating load-bearing composite parts for a jet engine. The flow path spacer improved efficiency on the world’s most powerful turbofan engine. A triumph in design analysis, engineering, tooling, processing and testing, it’s half the weight and cost of the original titanium unit.


Signed up for Mars

New integrated electronic piezoelectric accelerometer (IEPE) was commissioned for NASA’s Space Launch System—it was the most powerful rocket in history that aimed to put humans on Mars. It measured vibration caused by combustion instability inside the rocket’s liquid oxygen tanks. Pogo oscillation, as this kind of vibration is known, troubled both Apollo 6 and 13 and in extreme cases can rupture a rocket’s structure.

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