Safran to develop new landing gear for next generation military aircraft
Toronto, May 31 2022.
Safran Landing Systems Canada Inc. has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide the design, development and qualification of a landing gear structure for a future aircraft. This new structure will include a clean sheet design of the nose and main landing gear.
“We are honored to work with Lockheed Martin on a high technology value proposition for this future platform,” says Deane Weatherby, President of Safran Landing Systems Canada Inc. “Safran Landing Systems will apply its engineering expertise in structural and full landing gear systems to this project to meet demanding requirements in today’s market.”
This work, to include all landing gear qualification testing, will be completed by the team at Safran Landing Systems Toronto, Canada.
Safran is an international high-technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), space and defense 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 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. 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. The company has partnerships with more than 25 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, supporting more than 32,000 aircraft and making over 80,000 landings gear every day.
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