09/20/2017 Liebherr-Aerospace Signs Agreement on E-Jet 175 and 195 Landing Gear Overhaul with Flybe

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH and Flybe Ltd have entered into an agreement covering the overhaul of the main and nose landing gear systems of the airline’s Embraer E175 and E195 aircraft. The contract was signed recently at Flybe’s headquarters in Exeter (UK).

Embraer 195 operated by Flybe with the landing gear system developed, manufactured and serviced by Liebherr-Aerospace - © Flybe

Embraer 195 operated by Flybe with the landing gear system developed, manufactured and serviced by Liebherr-Aerospace - © Flybe

Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe, which is based in Exeter (UK), recently awarded Liebherr-Aerospace the contract to overhaul its fleet of Embraer landing gear systems. The agreement covers the airline’s fleet of 20 Embraer E175 and E195.

Luke Farajallah, COO & Accountable Manager at Flybe commented: “With Flybe’s primary focus on safety and compliance, we are happy to have found a reliable service provider with the OEM Liebherr-Aerospace for our Embraer landing gear overhaul campaign. They are flexible, their actions are transparent and they understand what we require.”

Liebherr-Aerospace will carry out all overhaul activities at its facility in Lindenberg (Germany). Arndt Schoenemann, Managing Director Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH said: “With this contract, Flybe and Liebherr-Aerospace are strengthening their collaboration. Moreover, this new contract is further proof of our leading position in E-Jet landing gear overhauls in Europe.”

The complete landing gear systems for the E-Jet family E170, E175, E190 and E195, which include the brake systems, were developed and manufactured by the OEM Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Liebherr’s center of excellence for flight control and landing gear systems.

Luke Farajallah, COO & Accountable Manager at Flybe (on the right), and Pierre Herbillon, Regional Sales Manager at Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH at the contract signature ceremony. - © Liebherr

Luke Farajallah, COO & Accountable Manager at Flybe (on the right), and Pierre Herbillon, Regional Sales Manager at Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH at the contract signature ceremony. - © Liebherr

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 and 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), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India) Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).