Liebherr-Aerospace Enlarges Footprint in China
October 2018 – Liebherr-Aerospace is continuing to expand its presence in China. The company is growing and strengthens further its support to COMAC and to the customers of the Chinese aircraft manufacturer by different measurements at its liaison and customer service center in Shanghai.
The Chinese aviation industry is developing rapidly and so are the activities of Liebherr-Aerospace locally in the People’s Republic. In line with the Liebherr philosophy of promoting organic growth, the company is committed to a long-term, reliable cooperation with its customers and partners in China.
Reliable service for customers
The liaison and customer service center of Liebherr-Aerospace in Shanghai with a total floor area of 3,700 m² offers services in maintenance, repair and overhaul. These include, for example, the maintenance of bleed air and air conditioning systems including air cycle machines. In addition, the center also offers the dynamic testing of components for air conditioning and pneumatic systems (ATA 21, 36) for Airbus single aisle and long range aircraft, Bombardier and Embraer aircraft and COMAC’s ARJ21-700. Moreover, Liebherr-Aerospace China can also service flight control and hydraulic components (ATA 27, 29).
Recently, new capabilities for the repair of ARJ21 components were added. Furthermore, the technical support, engineering and flight test support teams were expanded and provide enhanced support for the operation of the ARJ21 as well as for the support for the C919 flight test program.
Strong cooperation agreements for a strong market
The continuous growth of Liebherr-Aerospace in China can also be seen in the positive development of the joint venture of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH (Germany) and LAMC (AVIC Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corporation), called Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. which was founded in 2012 to develop and manufacture landing gear systems for the Chinese aerospace industry and the international market. The number of Chinese suppliers is to be gradually increased so that the joint venture can continue to remain internationally competitive with an increasingly independent location.
A further important part in Liebherr’s strategy in China is the cooperation between Nanjing Engineering Institute of Aircraft Systems (NEIAS) and Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS (France) with the aim of designing and producing components for the C919 air management system.
Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of eleven 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 five decades of experience in this field. The range of aviation equipment produced by Liebherr for the civil and military sectors includes flight control and actuation systems, landing gear and air management systems, as well as gears, gearboxes and electronics. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters and combat helicopters.
Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 5,400 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), Montréal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).