Heroux-Devtek delivers its first 777 landing gear set to Boeing
Héroux-Devtek Inc. hasannounced that it has delivered the first set of the Boeing 777 landing gear. This event represents a very important milestone in the Corporation's execution of a long-term contract to supply The Boeing Company (Boeing) with complete landing gear systems for the Boeing 777 and 777X airplanes.
The delivery was made at Boeing’s airplane assembly plant in Everett, Wash., located in close proximity to Héroux-Devtek’s final assembly facility. The Corporation remains on schedule to meet production requirements associated to deliveries scheduled in its agreement with Boeing.
“Delivering the first landing gear set to Boeing is the testimony that we can successfully produce complex and large landing gear systems. We are now at full speed in executing the largest contract in our history. Our employees and suppliers are mobilized to flawlessly execute the production ramp-up phase in manufacturing the necessary components to meet Boeing assembly schedule. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Boeing team for its continued support during this very challenging project. Héroux-Devtek is once again demonstrating its world-class capabilities in supplying a wide range of complete landing gear systems,” said Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek.
“Developing capable and more affordable new suppliers is an important component of Boeing’s long-term competitiveness,” said Kent Fisher, vice president and general manager of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Supplier Management. “We’re pleased with Héroux-Devtek’s performance to reach this milestone as they deliver their first landing gear for the 777 program.”