FARNBOROUGH: Canadian Héroux-Devtek Wins F/-18 Landing Gear
Who will now lobby in Ottawa for Canada to replace its older CF-18 Hornet fighter jets with the Boeing Super Hornet??
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July 17, 2018 - by MURDO MORRISON for FlightGlobal
Héroux-Devtek has won its third major contract with Boeing, taking over the manufacturing of the main landing gear and side braces for the Boeing F/A-18 and EA-18G Growler from United Technologies Aerospace Systems.
The Canadian company, which secured a breakthrough deal with Seattle to build the landing gear for the 777 and 777X in 2013 – also knocking out incumbent UTAS – will begin delivering the fighter's landing gear in the third quarter of 2020.
Do you remember that Héroux-Devtek was in the list of the 10 Canadian Firms Supporting USA BOEING and NOT Canadian Bombardier (what a nice country Canada is?) Read...
Gilles Labbé, the president and chief executive of the Montreal-based firm, says the latest contract will deliver around C$200 million ($152 million) in revenues over 10 years, with a substantial share of that coming from the aftermarket.
Boeing has an order of at least 110 F/A-18 Super Hornets from the US Navy, and is pitching the jet to India and Canada, among others. However, with 700 of the type in service, Labbé says the aftermarket represents a significant opportunity for spares, servicing and repairs...