Press releases | 06/26/2017 ATR Selects Liebherr-Aerospace for New Generation Air Management System

ATR has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to develop, manufacture and supply a new generation air management system for the ATR 42 and the ATR 72 aircraft programs. The system will be developed and produced by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France), Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems.

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS will supply the new air management system for the ATR 42 and ATR 72.

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ATR awarded Liebherr-Aerospace for the design, production and service of a new generation air management system for ATR’s 42/72 aircraft family. The air management system includes the bleed, air conditioning and cabin pressure control subsystems, together with an optional cooling system that provides supplemental cooling capacity when the aircraft is on ground.

Liebherr-Aerospace leveraged its unique experience in air management systems for turboprop and jet engine regional aircraft to design a highly reliable, system of low weight that is adapted to the aircraft’s particular operating conditions. The new generation air management system will generate an enhanced on-board comfort for passengers and crews both in flight and on the ground, while substantially reducing the cost of operations for the airlines.

This new contract is proof of the confidence that ATR has gained through several decades of collaboration with Liebherr since the early years of the ATR 42/72 family.

David Brigante, ATR’s SVP Procurement, declared: “We need to make sure passengers are always comfortable, from the moment they step into the aircraft right up until they step out at their destination. Our new air conditioning management system will strongly contribute to further enhance the passenger experience, while substantially minimizing maintenance costs and needs”.

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, air management systems as well as gears and gearboxes. 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), São José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).


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Ute Braam

Head of Corporate Communications

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS

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