07/17/2014 Farnborough International Airshow 2014: Liebherr-Aerospace Signs Contract with LOT Polish Airlines for E-Jet E1 Landing Gear Overhauls
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), has been selected by LOT Polish Airlines to overhaul the main and nose landing gear systems of their Embraer E-Jet E1 fleet, which comprises E170 and E175 aircraft. The contract was signed at Farnborough International Airshow on July 16, 2014. In addition to MRO services, it includes an integrated support solution, which covers spare parts and engineering services and enables partial risk-sharing between Liebherr-Aerospace and LOT.
LOT, the launch customer of the Embraer E-170 aircraft, has the first scheduled E-Jet landing gear overhauls in Europe. Following the successful overhaul campaign Liebherr perfomed for LOT’s ERJ 145 aircraft, and based on Liebherr’s experience, support package and the companies’ existing business relationship, LOT has again chosen Liebherr now. The new contract is a success for Liebherr-Aerospace’s customer services, and will further enhance its business relationship with LOT. Poland’s largest airline is headquartered in Warsaw and currently operates 30 Embraer aircraft.
The complete landing gear system, including the brake system, for the E-Jet family E170, E175, E190 and E195 was developed by Liebherr-Aerospace. The components of the main landing gear are manufactured at the Lindenberg plant, whereas parts for the nose landing gear and actuators and for the brake subsystems are produced by partners in Brazil and in the USA.
Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of ten 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).