03/24/2021 Liebherr Signs Agreement on Landing Gear Overhaul with Portugália

Liebherr-Aerospace and Portugália Airlines entered recently into an agreement covering the overhaul of the landing gear systems on board the airlines eleven Embraer E190/E195 aircraft. The campaign is scheduled to begin in 2022 and end in 2024.

Embraer 195 operated by Portugália Airlines - © Portugália Airlines

Embraer 195 operated by Portugália Airlines - © Portugália Airlines

Embraer 195 operated by Portugália Airlines - © Portugália Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace has been commissioned by Portuguese carrier Portugália Airlines, part of the TAP Group and flying under the brand TAP express, to overhaul the landing gear systems of the airlines’ fleet of Embraer aircraft.

“We feel comfortable to work with the OEM Liebherr-Aerospace for this landing gear overhaul program. Liebherr understands our specific needs as an operator and meets our expectations thanks to its high level of flexibility and focus on quality and performance”, commented Gonçalo Leal at Portugália Airlines.

Liebherr-Aerospace supplies the landing gear system for Embraer E190/E195 aircraft. - © Portugália Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace supplies the landing gear system for Embraer E190/E195 aircraft. - © Portugália Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace supplies the landing gear system for Embraer E190/E195 aircraft. - © Portugália Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace will carry out all overhaul activities of the nose and main landing gear systems at its facility in Lindenberg (Germany). Christian Franz, Director Customer Services at Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH said: “ We are very happy to start this overhaul campaign with Portugália, which is the result of a close collaboration between our two companies. This new contract is further proof of our leading position in E-Jet landing gear overhauls in Europe.”

The complete landing gear system for the E-Jet E1 family (E170/E175/E190/E195) has been developed, manufactured and certified by Liebherr-Aerospace in Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s center of competence for flight controls, actuation, landing gear systems, gears, gearboxes as well as electronics.