With the successful implementation of new test and repair capabilities for the COMAC ARJ21 air cycle machine, Liebherr takes a new step in enlarging its footprint in China. This milestone relies on a strong cooperation between the Liebherr-facility in Shanghai and the European-based OEM Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS (France), making use of remote assist technologies. The latest tools, trainings and best practices have been shared between the teams in Shanghai and Toulouse in order to ensure best-in-class service level.
The air cycle machine is one of the major components of the air conditioning pack, as it is in charge of cooling the conditioned air that will supply the cabin, and of providing a ram air-cooling flow when the aircraft is on ground.
Liebherr has been already testing and repairing air cycle machines for airlines operating A320 family fleets and CRJ aircraft in China. The team successfully achieved the CAAC certification for the COMAC ARJ21 in July 2021 and is providing services for local customers since then.
From now on, Liebherr-Aerospace’s Customer Service organization in Shanghai (certified by CAAC, EASA, FAA, JMM and according to AS9110, AS9120) can engage in high quality and reliable one-stop-shop MRO services on air management systems according to ATA Chapters 21 and 36 for airlines operating Airbus single aisle and long-range families as well as CRJ700/900 and ARJ21 aircraft in China.