11/21/2014 Liebherr-Aerospace Selected to Manufacture the Tail Rotor Gearbox for Airbus Helicopters’ X4
Airbus Helicopters have awarded Liebherr a make-to-print contract for the tail rotor gearbox for its latest generation of X4 helicopters. Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), will manufacture the gearbox according to the helicopter manufacturer’s drawings at its production site in Friedrichshafen. The plant is specialized in high-precision production of gears for the aerospace industry.
In the past, Airbus Helicopters and Liebherr-Aerospace successfully cooperated when Liebherr, for instance, manufactured the tail rotor gearbox for the EC145 T2 helicopter. In addition to the gearboxes for the X4 and EC145 T2 program, Liebherr supplies other systems or components for almost all members of Airbus Helicopters’ helicopter family.