Dassault Aviation selects Meggitt for Falcon 6X parts

posted on 20th August 2019 by William Hayes
Dassault Aviation selects Meggitt for Falcon 6X parts

Aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has selected aerospace engineering specialist Meggitt to provide aircraft parts for the Falcon 6X programme.

The contract runs for the duration of the programme and requires the provision of wheels, brakes, brake control system, and tyre pressure monitoring system for the large business jet.

“We are delighted to be partnering again with Dassault and to be bringing Meggitt innovation to this exciting new programme,” said Meggitt Chief Executive, Tony Wood,

“This contract expands our relationship from our core, state-of-the-art braking systems business, into landing gear control, nose wheel steering control, and hydraulic system control. 

“We value our long-standing relationship with Dassault and are proud to be extending our partnership through this new aircraft.”

The British engineering firm will also provide landing gear control computers for the aircraft, which will provide brake control, and control and monitor landing gear sequencing, nose wheel steering control, and the hydraulic system.

The Dassault 6X is scheduled to take its first flight in 2021, with the first deliveries expected in 2022.