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Dassault draws on supplier experience for key 10X systems
Thursday, 13 May 2021
STELIA Aerospace, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse and Héroux-Devtek are all valued suppliers to Dassault Aviation, so the airframer has had no hesitation bringing them onboard their latest new program.

Following the launch of its latest flagship Falcon - the 10X - Dassault Aviation has been releasing details of some of the suppliers to the new program, including STELIA Aerospace, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse and Héroux-Devtek.

Héroux-Devtek will design, develop and manufacture the landing gear system, and provide spare parts and aftermarket services for the life duration of the program.

"This contract reaffirms our trust in Héroux-Devtek. Our Falcons have the reputation to be able to operate from very challenging fields. The Falcon 10X will live up to that reputation. That is one of the reasons why the landing gear is, for us, an equipment of particular importance," says Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation.

"We are very proud to have been selected by Dassault to supply the new Falcon 10X's landing gear following our solid performance on the Falcon 6X program. This contract award is a testament to our expertise, and we are eager to demonstrate our world-class capabilities in the design, development and support of complete landing gear systems once more. We believe in Dassault's ability to master new technology and succeed in this niche market for a long time. The signing of this contract will also allow Heroux-Devtek to secure jobs at its various production plants," says Héroux-Devtek President & CEO, Martin Brassard.

STELIA Aerospace will focus on two projects: Sub-assemblies for the centre fuselage, and pilot seats.

It will develop and provide four aerostructure sub-assemblies for the aircraft's central fuselage section (lower shell, aft fuel tank, upper fuselage section and emergency exit door). These sub-assemblies will be developed by STELIA Aerospace's teams following new innovative processes, based on total digital continuity, from design to mass production. It will also develop and manufacture new generation pilot and co-pilot seats, aimed at improving the comfort and rest of the pilots.

"In the name of STELIA Aerospace and our teams, I am very proud to see our company participate in Dassault Aviation's new business jet program, the Falcon 10X. Both projects under our responsibility will be developed in partnership with our customer, building on our international industrial footprint, highlighting the know-how and competitiveness of our plants in France and in Tunisia. This is excellent news, especially in this time when the aeronautical industry is facing an unprecedented crisis," says Cedric Gautier, CEO of STELIA Aerospace.

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS (France), Liebherr’s centre of excellence for air management systems, is responsible for the Falcon 10X’s integrated air management system. This major work package covers the bleed, air conditioning, cabin pressure control, air preparation, overheat detection, and wing anti-ice protection systems. Building on the architecture of the Dassault Falcon 6X air management system also provided by Liebherr, this new package provides a combination of robust and proven equipment, along with new Liebherr component technology developments. One example is the introduction of smart valves developed by Liebherr, which offer increased digital control, opening the door to system control optimisation and increased product health management.

The Liebherr-Aerospace team in Lindenberg has been commissioned by Héroux-Devtek to supply landing gear actuation and steering components for the aircraft.

Nicolas Bonleux, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer at Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, comments: “For over 70 years, Liebherr has been developing, manufacturing, and servicing major systems or components of Dassault Aviation’s aircraft, including all members of the Falcon family such as the 7X, 8X, 900, 2000/2000EX and the 50EX. We are very happy and honored to say that we can contribute our experience and technology also to the latest member of Dassault’s Falcon family.”

Contact details from our directory:
Airbus Atlantic Colomiers (Toulouse) (was STELIA Aerospace Toulouse) Aircraft Doors, Aircraft Interiors, Anodizing Services, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Fuselage Sections, Hydraulic Systems & Equipment, Manufacturing Consultants, Metallic Conduits, Nose Cones, Pilot Seats, Silicone Sealants, Thermoplastics, Tube Assemblies
Dassault Aviation Airframer
Airbus Atlantic Merginac (Bordeaux) (was Stelia Aerospace) Aircraft Flooring, Aircraft Interiors, Aircraft Structural Components, Crew Seating, Fuselage Sections, Passenger Seating, Pilot Seats, Wings
Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS Air Conditioning Equipment, Bleed Air Systems, Cabin Pressure Control Systems, Cooling Systems, Flap/Slat Mechanisms, Fuel Inerting Systems, Ice Protection/Prevention Equipment, Inverters, Pneumatic Actuators, Test Stands, Valves
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH Air Refuelling Systems, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Aircraft Landing Gear, Aircraft Wheels, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Auxiliary Power Units, Brake System Components, Cabin Heaters, Cabin Pressure Control Systems, Control Dampers, Cooling Systems, Electromechanical Actuators, Fly-by-Wire Systems, Gearboxes, Gears & Assemblies, Helicopter Landing Gear, Hydraulic Actuators, Hydraulic Filters, Hydraulic Power Supplies, Hydraulic Pumps, Hydraulic System Valves, Hydraulic Systems & Equipment, Mechanical Actuators, Pressure Control Valves, Servoactuators, Steering Systems, Tyres, Wing Flaps, Wing Spoilers
Héroux-Devtek Inc. Aircraft Landing Gear, Aircraft Structural Components, Avionics Racks, Fatigue Testing, Fuselage Sections, Helicopter Landing Gear, Hydraulic Actuators, Linear Actuators, Mechanical Actuators, Rotary Actuators, Torque Tube Drives, Wings
Related aircraft programs:
Dassault Falcon 10X
Related directory sectors:
Mechanical Components
Landing Assemblies
Environmental Systems
Crew Seating
Cabin Interiors
Airframe Assemblies