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Safran to Develop Bell Tiltrotor Landing Gear

Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor [© Sheldon Cohen via Safran]

Safran is to develop the landing gear system for Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor, the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft or FLRAA.

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Press Release, Vélizy-Villacoublay, 26 September 2023: Safran Landing Systems is onboard Bell’s tiltrotor aircraft programme, as part of the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) project.

According to the contract, Safran Landing Systems will design and develop the fully integrated landing system. These shared efforts will establish solid foundations to meet all future requirements. The US Army announced selecting Bell at the end of 2022.

“We are very proud to officially announce today our participation in the programme as members of the Team”, said François Bastin, CEO of Safran Landing Systems. “Safran is honoured to be part of this project to develop a system based on the requirements of the US Army. Safran Landing Systems has been a committed partner to this programme since 2018 and we greatly appreciate Bell’s trust in our ability to develop an innovative landing gear system that will enable the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft to perform critical missions.”

Building on 80 years of expertise and an ongoing commitment to innovation, Safran Landing Systems has all the capabilities needed to support the increasing complexity and technological requirements of military aircraft.

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