11/29/2016 First flight: Liebherr-Aerospace on board the A350-1000

The A350-1000 during its maiden flight with the nose landing gear of Liebherr extended

The A350-1000 during its maiden flight with the nose landing gear of Liebherr extended

The longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ A350 XWB program, the A350-1000 successfully completed its maiden flight on November 24th, 2016.

With a maximum take-off weight of 308 tons, the A350-1000 is larger and heavier than the A350-900, which meant for example that the nose landing gear had to be set out differently by Liebherr. The company was able to incorporate the experience that it had gained through the development of the nose landing gear for the A350-900 program into the system of the A350-1000.

Alongside the nose landing gears, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany) also develops, supplies and services further important components for the A350-900 and A350-1000 programs: the slat actuation system, the flap active differential gearbox as well as the load sensing drive strut and the moving damper.

The company is supporting both Airbus and the airlines according to their requirements with maintenance and customer service throughout the entire life cycle of the aircraft.