09/25/2019 Liebherr-Aerospace Signs Landing Gear Overhaul Agreement with J-Air

Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a long-term service agreement with J-Air covering the overhaul of the landing gear systems of the airline’s 15 Embraer E170 family aircraft.

Kojiro Yamashita, VP Procurement of Japan Airlines (right) and Ekkehard Pracht, General Manager Aerospace of Liebherr Singapore, at the contract signature ceremony. - © Liebherr

Kojiro Yamashita, VP Procurement of Japan Airlines (right) and Ekkehard Pracht, General Manager Aerospace of Liebherr Singapore, at the contract signature ceremony. - © Liebherr

This new contract is another important milestone in Liebherr-Aerospace’s successful pursuit of landing gear overhaul campaigns. “Intense collaboration of the teams during the selection process has enabled us to find customized solutions, optimized to J-Air’s requirements. It is with gratitude, honor and excitement that we are now looking forward to further strengthening our partnership with J-Air.” commented Ekkehard Pracht, General Manager Aerospace of Liebherr-Singapore.

“JAL Group have signed a contract with Liebherr-Aerospace as a partner that shares and respects the value that the company provides to customers as a safe and reliable airline. At the same time, JAL Group respects Liebherr-Aerospace's commitment to further advance high quality maintenance standards. JAL Group is convinced that this partnership is the start of our long-term relationship”, commented Kojiro Yamashita, VP of Procurement at Japan Airlines.

J-Air, with its main bases in Tokyo and Osaka, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines (JAL), a member of the oneworld alliance.

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).