Landing Gear and MRO
Situated in Ajax, east of Toronto, this 19,000 m2 facility employs more than 500 people.
Like the Gloucester and Bidos facilities, the Toronto facility has been manufacturing landing gears for over 50 years. Activities include a total capability from concept to in-service support including design, development, test, manufacture, assembly, sales, marketing and product support.
Core competencies at Toronto include the design and development of fully integrated landing gear systems that comprise not only the traditional main and nose landing gear components, but ancillary systems such as steering control, landing gear control & indication, emergency control, brake control, wheels, brakes, tires, door mechanisms and electrical harnesses. The manufacture of critical landing gear components remains one of Toronto’s principal activities and the facility also has a state-of-the-art final assembly area where landing gear systems for a variety of aircraft programs are fully assembled and tested prior to delivery to the customer.
Programs include Boeing 787, Bell/Agusta BA609, Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, Boeing F/A-18E/F, Bombardier’s Global and Challenger families, the CRJ200 and Dash 8 Q100, Q200 & Q300, Dassault Falcon 7X, Raytheon 800 XP and Hawker 4000.
Large testing facilities are available: temperature, icing, strength, fatigue, endurance, system integration, and drop testing are all performed at the Toronto site. The department operates two dynamic drop test towers with capacities to 100,000 [lb] drop weight.
Maintenance, repair and overhaul
35 people at Toronto are dedicated to the maintenance and repair of small to medium landing gears and related hydraulic components in the Americas.
Messier-Dowty Inc., 574 Monach Avenue, AJAX, Ontario L1S 2G8, Canada
Tel +1 905 683 3100