Canadian Manufacturing

Another global contract for Quebec aero supplier

Aerospace parts supplier Heroux-Devtek has won a long-term contract to build landing gears for Dassault Aviation's new business jet program.

LONGUEUIL, Que.: Aerospace parts supplier Heroux-Devtek has been awarded a long-term contract to provide landing gears for French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation’s new business jet program.

The Montreal-area manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products has been contracted to design, develop, fabricate, assemble and help win certification for the new landing gear system.

It would also provide spare parts.

The head of the landing gear division said the contract confirms Heroux-Devtek’s position as a major player in the design and development of landing gear for business jets.

Heroux CEO Gilles Labbe added that its portfolio of proprietary products continues to grow.

Dassault is the fourth design and development contract won since 2007 and third in the business jet category.

Heroux-Devtek has 12 production facilities in North America where it makes landing gears, aerostructures and turbines. About 70 per cent of its sales are outside of Canada, mainly in the U.S.

The company has become a key participant in major military programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter with Lockheed-Martin and in commercial programs such as Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop.

In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Heroux-Devtek posted $320.4 million of revenues.

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