India’s HAL signs MOU with Liebherr

(PHOTO: Liebherr) Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Liebherr signed a Memorandum of Understanding that lays the basis for future strategic cooperations in the field of on-board systems for HAL’s current and future aircraft programmes. Within the frame of the agreement, Indian aircraft manufacturer HAL and OEM Liebherr-Aerospace will cooperate to identify and define the best solutions for HAL’s fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in landing gears, actuation, air management, and power conversion systems.

This Memorandum of Understanding is an additional step in the collaboration between HAL and Liebherr that dates back several decades. Together with the strengthening of Liebherr-Aerospace’s presence in India, the signature of the contract will enable the acceleration of additional joint projects between HAL and Liebherr.

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of 11 divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors. Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry and has more than six decades of experience in this field. The range of aviation equipment produced by Liebherr for the civil and defence sectors includes flight control and actuation systems, gears and gearboxes, landing gear and air management systems as well as electronics. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, defence aircraft, defence transporters, defence training aircraft and civil and defence helicopters.

Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 6,000 people. It has four aviation equipment production plants at Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).

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