06/03/2016 Liebherr-Aerospace Supplies the Integrated Air Management System for Antonov’s AN-132D

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France) will supply the integrated its air management system for Antonov’s new aircraft, the AN-132D. Representatives from Liebherr-Aerospace and the Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer signed the contract on June 1, 2016, at ILA Berlin Airshow.

Mykhaylo Gvozdov, President of Antonov Company (left) and François Lehmann, Managing Director of Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, at the contract signature ceremony at ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

Mykhaylo Gvozdov, President of Antonov Company (left) and François Lehmann, Managing Director of Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, at the contract signature ceremony at ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems will design, supply and service the air management system, including the bleed air system, cabin pressure control and anti-ice system, for the first aircraft demonstrator AN-132D. The contract covers the delivery of the systems for four aircraft used for flight tests to Antonov Company’s facility in Kiev (Ukraine).

The AN-132D airplane will be the first prototype of the new AN-132 turboprop light transport aircraft to replace the regional aircraft AN-32 and AN-26. The AN-132 program is realized by Antonov Company in close cooperation with the companies King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Taqnia Aeronautics Co., which are based in Riad (KSA).

Liebherr-Aerospace also supplies the cabin pressure control systems for the AN-74 and AN-140, and the integrated air management system for the AN-148, AN-158 and the AN-178 prototype. Francis Carla, Managing Director and CTO Air Management Systems, Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, stated: “The new contract for the AN-132D is yet another proof of our successful partnership with Antonov Company.”

Mykhaylo Gvozdov, President of Antonov Company said: “We are proud to cooperate with Liebherr-Aerospace. Antonov Company and its partners from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appreciate the participation of such world leading suppliers in the AN-132 program. We are sure, that our cooperation will result in a reliable and competitive product”.

Assembly of the AN-132D

Assembly of the AN-132D

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 systemsas 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 4,900 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), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).

Antonov Company is one of several enterprises in the world having the whole cycle of creation of modern aircraft – from pre-project scientific researches to construction, tests, certification, series production and after-sale maintenance.

The enterprise has vast experience in development of transport, regional passenger airplanes and special-purpose aircraft.

About 13,000 people work at the enterprise today. Among them there are representatives of more than 200 professions and specialties, the full staff of designers and scientists working in 35 scientific directions including such rare one as aerodynamics and strengthen of aircraft, mechanics, hydraulics, heat engineering, avionics, material science. Real masters of their work are engaged at all stages of the aircraft development.

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