Héroux-Devtek to provide gear components, assemblies for Embraer’s KC-390 aircraft


Canadian company Héroux-Devtek has secured a contract to provide landing gear components and assemblies for Brazilian aerospace company Embraer’s KC-390 multi-mission transport aircraft.

The new contract, which will broaden the scope of an existing agreement, will cover the life of the programme, which received 28 orders from the Brazilian Air Force, as well as letters of interest from five other nations as at 1 October this year.

This represents potential orders for 32 additional aircraft.

Under the terms of the contract, Héroux-Devtek will manufacture and assemble landing gear components for new aircraft production and spare parts requirements and is also responsible for delivering them.

The company will carry out the work at its facilities located in the UK, US and Canada.

Héroux-Devtek vice-president and chief operating officer Martin Brassard said: “Héroux-Devtek is delighted to further expand its reach on the KC-390 programme and to enhance its relationship with Embraer.

"This agreement will generate revenues for an extended period of time as it spans the entire life of the programme."

“This agreement will generate revenues for an extended period of time as it spans the entire life of the programme.

“We are looking forward to once again demonstrate that our wide manufacturing footprint provides us with the flexibility to react quickly in order to supply competitive, high-quality solutions to leading OEMs of the global aerospace industry.”

The twin-engine jet-powered KC-390 can perform aerial refuelling and will be able to transport up to 21t of cargo, including wheeled armoured fighting vehicles.


Image: The first prototype presentation of Embraer KC-390 aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Ministério da Defesa.