Aircraft component manufacturer Triumph Group has secured a contract from Airbus to supply uplocks for A321XLR single-aisle aircraft.

Under this contract, Triumph’s Integrated Systems will develop new uplocks for the aircraft’s main and nose landing gear.

The contract has a performance period running through the life of the aircraft programme.

Triumph Integrated Systems executive vice-president Frank Dubey said: “We are pleased that Triumph has been selected to provide uplocks for the new single-aisle variant for the A321.

“This extends our longstanding relationship with Airbus as a supplier of landing gear extension and retraction systems and supports our efforts to become the supplier of choice for uplocks across Airbus platforms.”

An uplock is a locking device that is designed to keep aircraft landing gear up in the retracted position.

The company noted that it has developed a new uplock technology for the customer at its Fluid Power & Actuation site in the UK. Work under the contract will be carried out at this site.

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Dubey added: “As a leader in the development of actuation systems, we are able to develop solutions that help to meet our customers’ needs in new and innovative ways, reducing overall program costs.

“It’s our ability to work in partnership with customers to develop solutions that make us more than just a components and systems manufacturer.”

In March 2016, Triumph Actuation Systems – UK & IOM signed $500m long-term agreement to develop landing gear actuation systems for A320ceo and A320neo aircraft.