Heroux-Devtek signs long-term contract for AW609 program

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX) said it has been awarded a long-term contract by Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland to supply the landing gear for the AW609 TiltRotor aircraft.

Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will design, develop, fabricate, assemble, test and deliver complete landing gear systems for the AW609 aircraft. This life-cycle mandate also includes the provision of spare parts. The new contract for Héroux-Devtek follows the introduction by AgustaWestland of several performance and product improvements to enhance the AW609´s capabilities.

Design work will be mainly carried out at the St-Hubert (Québec) and Runcorn (UK) facilities, marking the first partnership between Héroux-Devtek´s North American operations and AgustaWestland. The Corporation´s European operations had previously designed and developed the landing gear for AgustaWestland´s AW101 aircraft.

Héroux-Devtek is an international company specializing in the design, development, manufacture and repair and overhaul of landing gear and actuation systems and components for the Aerospace market.

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland provides total rotorcraft capability to its customers worldwide, with the broadest portfolio of latest-generation products across all main weight categories for all commercial/military applications.