Falcon business jet contract win for Meggitt

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Meggitt has announced a multi-million dollar contract win for a braking and control system with Dassault. (Release)

Dassault, who make Rafale combat planes, has selected the British aerospace engineering business to develop the systems for the all-new Falcon 5X business jet.

Meggitt's chief executive officer Stephen Young commented that the award "is a significant milestone in Meggitt's continuing expansion into ATA 32 system control and monitoring, all of which must interface with aircraft, avionics, landing gear and hydraulic systems."

Meggitt's brakes are already used on nearly 1,200 of Dassault's aircraft. The new system will supply integrated control and monitoring for landing gear extension and retraction, nose wheel steering and aircraft hydraulic systems. It'll reduce weight and improve logistics, says the company.