Safran selected to provide Landing Gear System for Bell V-280 Valor
Vélizy (France), May 6th, 2021
Safran Landing Systems has reached an agreement with Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company to provide the landing gear system for the V-280 Valor aircraft. Bell’s V-280 Valor is a next generation tiltrotor aircraft proposed for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) Program.
Based on the agreement, Safran Landing Systems will develop and manufacture a fully integrated Landing Gear System consisting of the Main Landing Gear, Tail Landing Gear, Wheels and Brakes, Extension/Retraction System, Steering System, Brake Control System and Indication sensors. The development, test and manufacturing activities will be conducted in four Safran Landing Systems sites in North America and Europe. The primary management of this program will be based in the company’s facility in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
“Safran Landing Systems is honored to be part of this program,” says Florence Minisclou, Executive VP Customer Directorate, Safran Landing Systems. “Since 2018, we have been a committed supporter of this program by developing and proposing the state-of-the art design and analysis for the new V-280. We are glad that our efforts resulted in this collaboration.”
As a Team Valor member, Safran Landing Systems brings more than 80 years of expertise in Landing Gear and Braking systems. Additionally, the company has 38 years of experience in the tiltrotor market through developing, manufacturing and supporting Bell’s V-22 Osprey.
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 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 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 of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and equips 27,800 aircraft.