10/07/2016 Joint Venture Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Delivers First Landing Gear Assembled in China for the ARJ21
On September 27, 2016, Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd., the joint venture between the Chinese company LAMC (AVIC Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corp.) and German-based Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, celebrated the delivery of its first ARJ21 main landing gear assembled in China to aircraft manufacturer COMAC.
The ARJ21 main landing gear assembly line at Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. was established by Liebherr by duplicating the assembly fixtures and testing equipment of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s center of excellence for landing gear and flight control systems.
Arndt Schoenemann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. stated: “The delivery of the first ARJ21 main landing gear assembled in China by Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) to COMAC represents a major milestone in the history of our Joint Venture, and we are very happy to contribute together our experience and know-how to the success of the ARJ21 program.”
Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. will assemble the next ARJ21 main landing gears in Changsha. The joint venture will take over step by step the direct procurement of the parts delivered by approved suppliers of Liebherr-Aerospace. In parallel, Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. will do local sourcing from LAMC and other companies for the machining of landing gear parts and will also prepare the assembly line for the ARJ21 nose landing gear.
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH had been selected by COMAC to develop, manufacture, qualify, certify and service the landing gear system including the braking system, wheels and tires of the ARJ21.
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH’s sister company, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, provides also a major system on board the ARJ21, the integrated air management system.
Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. was established in 2012 to develop and manufacture landing gear systems for the Chinese aviation industry as well as the international aviation market.
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 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), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).