Meggitt Plc designs and manufactures components for aerospace, defence and energy markets. It operates through the following segments: Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Meggitt Control Systems, Meggitt Polymers & Composites, Meggitt Sensing Systems and Meggitt Equipment Group. The Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems segment produces wheels, brakes and brake control systems for business jets and military and regional aircraft. The Meggitt Control Systems segment supplies aerospace fire protection & control systems, aerospace & industrial fuel, bleed air control valves, heat exchangers, high pressure ducting and ground refueling products. The Meggitt Polymers & Composites segment designs and develops engine and aerodynamic seals, flexible fuel tanks and fuel systems for military and civil aircraft, advanced composite engine components, radomes & secondary structures, electro-thermal ice protection systems, sub-assemblies, interior panels and accessories. The Meggitt Sensing Systems segment offers sensing and monitoring systems for aircraft & land-based turbines, test & measurement, avionics, electrical power systems, and aircraft safety and security. The Meggitt Equipment Group segment includes heat transfer equipment for hydrocarbon processing, electro mechanical fans, pumps, compressors, electric motors and controllers & training systems. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Christchurch, the United Kingdom.