News | 09/26/2023 Liebherr and COMAC sign Letter of Intent

Representatives of COMAC and other companies as well as Julien Moll, General Manager Aerospace Division at Liebherr (China) - on the right hand side – participated in the signing ceremony.

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C919 in China Eastern livery – © COMAC / China Eastern

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ARJ21 in OTT Airlines livery – © COMAC / OTT Airlines

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On September 21, 2023, COMAC and Liebherr-Aerospace signed a Letter of Intent covering customer service spare parts provisioning. The ceremony took place during COMAC’s Suppliers’ Review Conference in Shanghai (China).

The document covers both air management system and landing gear system developed by Liebherr for the Chinese ARJ21 and C919 aircraft programs.

“We are delighted and honored to sign the Letter of Intent with COMAC. Liebherr has been supporting COMAC and Chinese Airlines for many years and we are proud to contribute to the acceleration of production of the ARJ21 and the C919. We are looking forward to further deepen our cooperation with our customers“, said Julien Moll after the signature.

Liebherr-Aerospace will provide full life cycle support for its components and systems on board the ARJ21 and the C919. The company offers training sessions to prepare the aircraft operators’ maintenance personnel and its field service network.

COMAC and the Chinese operators of the aircraft will be supported by Liebherr with material, service solutions, and technical support through its aerospace service center based in Shanghai.

Liebherr has been in China since 1978, with Liebherr (China) Co., Ltd. as the Regional Headquarter based in Shanghai. The company has developed a local footprint for its aerospace activities with a liaison office (engineering support and Final Assembly Line Support) and a MRO facility in Shanghai as well as a joint venture with AVIC LAMC in Changsha: Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd.

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse (France), Liebherr’s center of competence for air management systems, provides the integrated air management system and the high and low pressure ducting for the ARJ21 and C919. Liebherr’s center of competence for flight control and actuation systems as well as landing gear systems, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg (Germany), is responsible for the development of the landing gear system. Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha), the joint venture of Liebherr-Aerospace and LAMC based in Changsha, is home to the series production including assembly line for the ARJ21 and C919 landing gear struts.