Meggitt announces new Dassault Falcon 5X contract

Posted on 23 Oct 2013 by The Manufacturer

Aerospace supplier Meggitt has secured a new contract with French manufacturer Dassault to supply parts for its new Falcon 5X business jet.

The company has selected the manufacturer of breaking systems, which is based in Coventry, to supply the integrated control and monitoring unit for landing gear extension and retraction, and nose wheel steering and aircraft hydraulic systems for the new aircraft.

The braking system includes nose and main wheels, carbon brakes, a fully integrated brake-by-wire brake control system and flight deck-based brake temperature and tyre pressure monitoring systems.

Meggitt CEO Stephen Young said the new deal represents new capabilities in its technological capabilities.

“This award demonstrates new capabilities in nose wheel steering, landing gear and hydraulic monitoring and control and is a significant milestone in Meggitt’s continuing expansion into ATA 32 system control and monitoring, all of which must interface with aircraft, avionics, landing gear and hydraulic systems,” he said.

In order to perform the functions, Meggitt will provide an integrated landing gear and hydraulic system control computer featuring line replaceable modules for reduced weight and improved logistics.

The latest deal is a continuation of Meggitt’s longstanding association with Dassault, which started with the Mystère/Falcon 20 in the 1960s.

Currently, it has braking systems are now on the Falcon 10, 20, 50, 900 and 7X aircraft families comprising nearly 1,200 aircraft.