LONGUEUIL, Quebec, 18 Feb. 2015. Héroux-Devtek UK, a subsidiary of Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX), an international manufacturer of aerospace products in Canada, has entered into a strategic alliance with C&L Aviation Group in the United States to enhance the global maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services and support available to operators of all variants of the Saab 340 aircraft family.
This new alliance combines Héroux-Devtek's expertise as a landing gear designer and manufacturer with C&L's operator and aircraft service provider capability and knowledge. It also further enhances the support of the landing gear that is available via Saab in Sweden, as well as REX and ACS in the Australasia market, while providing the corporation with increased exposure into the attractive aftermarket business, according to a spokesperson.
The Saab 340 aircraft is an attractive option in the 30-seat class with no new aircraft available to replace it, a representative explains. More than 450 aircraft were built between 1983 and 1999. Héroux-Devtek remains committed to working with operators to manage the direct operating costs and provide a platform for many years of continued, cost effective, in-service life.
Héroux-Devtek Inc. is an international company specializing in the design, development, manufacture, and repair and overhaul of landing gear and actuation systems and components for the aerospace market. The company supplyies both the commercial and military sectors of the aerospace market with new landing gear systems and components, as well as aftermarket products and services. The corporation also manufactures hydraulic systems, fluid filtration systems, electronic enclosures, heat exchangers, and cabinets for suppliers of airborne radar, electro-optic systems, and aircraft controls.