Héroux-Devtek lands supply contract for 787

Aug 08, 2014 | 05:21 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  aerospace, titanium, Héroux-Devtek, Boeing 787, landing gear, torque tube, Gilles Labbé, UTC Aerospace United Technologies

LOS ANGELES — Canadian subcontractor Héroux-Devtek Inc. has won a "multi year" contract to supply titanium torque tubes for the Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner.

The Longueuil, Quebec-based manufacturer will build the tubes at its facility in Laval, Quebec. Shipment of the tubes, which represent new business for Héroux-Devtek, is scheduled to start in early 2015. Financial and other details were not disclosed.

A Boeing spokeswoman said torque tubes, which are part of the system that allows the wing flaps and slats to move and flex in flight, "vary in size and diameter, depending on where they are on the airplane." Depending on the plane or specific use, they could be aluminum, titanium or composite. "We use all three materials," the spokeswoman said via e-mail.....





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