05/08/2017 French President François Hollande Pays a Visit to Liebherr-Aerospace’s Site in Campsas
French President François Hollande visited the site of Campsas, near Toulouse, which is Liebherr’s center of excellence for the machining of high precision aerospace air management parts.
François Hollande, President of France, visited during his tour in the region of Montauban the facility of Liebherr-Aerospace in Campsas on May 5th, 2017. Members of the Liebherr-Aerospace management board presented 3D-printed parts produced through the additive manufacturing process, which have a considerable potential of contributing to a greener air transport of the future.
The Campsas facility is specialized in the machining of high precision parts for aerospace air management systems such as turbine and compressor wheels and bodies for high temperature valves. These parts are integrated into the air conditioning and the bleed air systems supplied by Liebherr Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems, to most of the aircraft manufacturers in the world.
The site of Campsas employs 170 employees and recently underwent an extension and modernization investment to accommodate the need for the ramp-up of such programs as the A320neo. It now features last generation machine equipment – including additive manufacturing – and a new manufacturing hall.
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, air management systems as well as gears and gearboxes. 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 5,200 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), Montréal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).