Boeing has contracted Collins Aerospace to provide the Aces 5 ejection seat and an integrated landing gear system for the T-X trainer aircraft.
Aces 5 provides passive head and neck protection, arm and leg flail prevention, and a load-compensating catapult rocket that varies its thrust based on the weight of the user, Collins says.
The landing gear includes structure, actuation, dressings, hydraulics, and wheels and brakes, and is designed to lower maintenance costs while improving operational performance.
“Collins Aerospace is honoured to be a supplier for Boeing in support of the US Air Force’s next-generation trainer programme and proud to provide a host of integral content, including our Aces 5 ejection seat and fully integrated landing gear system,” John Fyfe, air force programmes director for Collins Aerospace, said.
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