Longueuil, Que.’s Héroux-Devtek Inc., an international manufacturer of aerospace products and the world’s third-largest landing gear manufacturer has been awarded a long-term contract for the repair and overhaul of the main landing gear and side braces for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers in support of the overhaul contract awarded to Boeing by the U.S. Navy in 2021.
“In winning the Main Landing Gear manufacturing contract with Boeing few years ago, it was clear to us that we would have all capabilities to support aftermarket requirements for this very strategic Defence aircraft. I am very proud of what this contract represents for Héroux-Devtek and the recognition of our expertise in supporting large programs,” said Héroux-Devtek President & CEO, Martin Brassard. “I would like to thank Boeing for their continued trust in our Company, which testifies to the strong relationships fostered by our open and collaborative approach with customers.”
The contract scope includes the repair and overhaul of equipment and the supply of spare parts to support the repair program. The first part of the contract, which covers 40 aircraft, is expected to be followed by options and aims the sustainment of the complete US Navy fleet of over 600 aircraft.
Approximately 90% of the Heroux-Devtek’s sales are outside of Canada, including about 53% in the United States. The Corporation’s head office is located in Longueuil, Québec with facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain.