09/24/2019 Liebherr-Aerospace to Overhaul Landing Gear Systems for Fuji Dream Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a long-term service agreement in Japan: The Original Equipment Manufacturer will cover the overhaul of the landing gear systems of the 10 Embraer E170 family aircraft from Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA).

Takehiko Handa, General Manager Maintenance, Fuji Dream Airlines (right) and Ekkehard Pracht, General Manager Aerospace of Liebherr Singapore signed the landing gear overhaul contract. - © Liebherr

Takehiko Handa, General Manager Maintenance, Fuji Dream Airlines (right) and Ekkehard Pracht, General Manager Aerospace of Liebherr Singapore signed the landing gear overhaul contract. - © Liebherr

Fuji Dream Airlines, with its main bases in Shizuoka and Nagoya, is an independent regional Japanese carrier who started their operations in July 2009. Today they are offering daily flights to 17 domestic destinations in Japan. In order to safeguard continuous operation of their Embraer E170 fleet, Fuji Dream and Liebherr-Aerospace have recently reached an agreement covering the overhaul of the main and nose landing gear systems of the airline’s Embraer E-Jet E170 family fleet.

This new contract highlights the continuous momentum of progress in extending Liebherr-Aerospace’s support services in Asia-Pacific. “In order to define the most appropriate landing gear overhaul program, optimized to the unique requirements of Fuji Dream Airlines, a customized solution was successfully agreed following close collaboration between the teams. We are very grateful, honored and looking forward to further strengthening our partnership with Fuji Dream Airlines”, commented Ekkehard Pracht, General Manager Aerospace of Liebherr-Singapore.

Takehiko Handa, General Manager Maintenance of Fuji Dream, emphasized: “We at Fuji Dream Airlines have been operating Liebherr’s E170 landing gears for a long time and are fully satisfied with the excellent quality of Liebherr’s products as well as their overhaul services.”

The complete landing gear system for the E-Jet family (E170/175, E190/195) was developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH (Germany), Liebherr-Aerospace’s center of competence for flight control and landing gear systems.

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, 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, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters and combat helicopters.

Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 5,800 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).