05/10/2019 Liebherr-Aerospace Receives “Supplier of the Year” Award from Boeing

Liebherr-Aerospace has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the “Excellence” category by The Boeing Company. Liebherr was one of 13 companies honored May 8 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.

Boeing and Liebherr representatives at the award ceremony in Los Angeles - © Boeing.

Boeing and Liebherr representatives at the award ceremony in Los Angeles - © Boeing.

This year’s recipients represent an elite group among more than 12,000 active Boeing suppliers around the world. This selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality performance, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.

Liebherr received the “Excellence” award “…for the contributions and engineering acumen” at the award ceremony that took place on May 8 in Los Angeles.

Liebherr-Aerospace’s scope of supply to Boeing includes the 777X folding wing tip system, the trailing edge actuation system as well as the power drive unit and the hydraulic motor for the leading edge actuation system of the 777X. For the 777 and 777X programs, the company delivers two electronic components of the main gear steering system: the main gear steering control unit and the nose gear steering position transducer.

Liebherr-Aerospace is also responsible for the air conditioning system and engine bleed air system for the B747-8, the fuel tank inerting valves and the refuelling hose drum drive system for the KC-46 as well as for the auxiliary tank pressurization system for the 777-200 LR.

“Liebherr and Boeing have developed a very good, open and trustful relationship. Our team is very proud and grateful to receive this award. We have been learning a lot and we are very thankful for that. We are looking forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration with Boeing”, commented Josef Gropper, Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer at Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS.

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, 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).