October 29, 2021 By The Canadian Press
LONGUEUIL, Que. — Heroux-Devtek Inc. says it has entered into an agreement with aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin to develop landing gear for its next generation of defence aircraft.
The contract will focus on the development of a completely new generation of landing gear, which the Quebec-based company says recognizes the expertise of its engineering and manufacturing teams.
The world’s third-largest landing gear manufacturer has had a relationship with the U.S. defence company since the 1990s.
It has manufactured landing gear for C-130 cargo aircraft, and designed and built landing gear for the CH-53K helicopter and flight opening door uplock system for the F-35 multi-role aircraft.
No financial details were provided.
Heroux-Devtek supplies landing gear for commercial and defence aircraft, with about 90 per cent of sales coming from outside Canada, including 53 per cent in the United States.
“Winning this very promising contract will help strengthen our business relationship with this important client and bring about new opportunities,” stated CEO Martin Brassard.