News | 12/09/2022 Entry into Service: Liebherr-Aerospace on board the C919

The C919 is able to carry 156 to 168 passengers.

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A great milestone was celebrated on December 09, 2022, in Shanghai: The Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC delivered the world’s first C919 to its launch operator, China Eastern Airlines.

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse (France), Liebherr’s center of competence for air management systems, provides the integrated air management system and the high and low pressure ducting for the narrow-body aircraft. Liebherr’s center of competence for flight control and actuation systems as well as landing gear systems, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg (Germany), is responsible for the development of the landing gear system. Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha), the joint venture of Liebherr-Aerospace and LAMC based in Changsha, is home to the series production including assembly line for the C919 landing gear struts.

Liebherr-Aerospace will provide full life cycle support for its components and systems on board the C919. The company offers training sessions to prepare the aircraft operators’ maintenance personnel and its field service network. COMAC and the Chinese operators of the aircraft will be supported by Liebherr with material, service solutions, and technical support through its aerospace service center based in Shanghai.