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Safran to develop the landing gear system for Bell’s tiltrotor, the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft

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Safran Landing Systems is onboard Bell’s tiltrotor aircraft program, as part of the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) project.

According to the contract, Safran Landing Systems will design and develop the fully integrated landing system. These shared efforts will establish solid foundations to meet all future requirements.

The US Army announced selecting Bell at the end of 2022.

“We are very proud to officially announce today our participation in the program as members of the Team”, said François Bastin, CEO of Safran Landing Systems. “Safran is honored to be part of this project to develop a system based on the requirements of the US Army. Safran Landing Systems has been a committed partner to this program since 2018 and we greatly appreciate Bell’s trust in our ability to develop an innovative landing gear system that will enable the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft to perform critical missions.”

Building on 80 years of expertise and an ongoing commitment to innovation, Safran Landing Systems has all the capabilities needed to support the increasing complexity and technological requirements of military aircraft.

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with    

83 000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Its expertise covers the entire life cycle of its products, from design and manufacturing to maintenance and repair. The company has partnerships with more than 25 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, supporting more to 33,000 aircraft and making over 90,000 landings every day.

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