11/05/2014 Liebherr to Supply Engine Bleed Air System for the Airbus A330neo
Airbus has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to supply their new generation of electro-pneumatic technology for the bleed air system of the A330neo program. On October 14th, both partners signed the contract in Toulouse.
The new generation of electro-pneumatic bleed air system from Liebherr-Aerospace features compact, lightweight and highly reliable bleed valves as well as a pre-cooler with integrated controls. It benefits from Liebherr’s experience in bleed air systems – gained through various projects for a wide range of commercial aircraft, in particular on such Airbus aircraft as the A320neo and the A380. The system, which will bring substantial reduction in operating costs and significant increases in reliability, will be developed, qualified and manufactured in Toulouse (France) by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS.
The A330neo will reduce fuel consumption by a further 14% per seat compared to the current wide-body generation. The first A330neo is due to be delivered in 2017. Liebherr already supplies several key systems and components for the current Airbus Long Range program, e.g. high lift actuation, spoiler and rudder actuation, as well as air conditioning. The A330neo bleed contract contributes to the further consolidation of Liebherr’s partnership with Airbus.
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 systems. 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), Wichita (Kansas/USA), Montréal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).