Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to supply the nose wheel steering control module for their E-Jets E2, the second generation of their highly successful E1 family of commercial aircraft.
The module allows for the steering of the nose landing gear while the aircraft is taxiing. It will be based on the control module that, Liebherr’s center of excellence for landing gear systems, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), developed for the first-generation E-Jet. The module for the E-Jet E2 will be highly reliable and light-weight.
The E2 program will benefit from Liebherr’s long experience of designing, manufacturing and servicing landing gear components for regional aircraft, especially for the Embraer ERJ and the E1 aircraft families.
Having been selected to design and manufacture the high-lift system and the integrated air management system for the E-Jets E2, Liebherr-Aerospace is already on board Embraer’s new program. The contract for the nose wheel steering module further consolidates the long-lasting relationship Liebherr and Embraer have established in more than three decades.