06/15/2015 Liebherr-Aerospace Wins Another Contract for the Boeing 777X
Boeing Commercial Airplanes has awarded Liebherr-Aerospace another contract for the Boeing 777X: the system supplier will deliver two components – the power drive unit and the hydraulic motor – for the leading edge actuation system of the new wide-body aircraft.
Relying on its experience in high-lift systems, and especially in gearboxes and hydraulic motors for long-range commercial aircraft, Liebherr-Aerospace will design a power drive unit and a hydraulic motor that are compact, extremely reliable and light in weight. These two components will provide the mechanical power to drive the aircraft’s leading edge actuation system.
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s worldwide center of excellence for flight control and landing gear systems will be in charge of developing and manufacturing the power drive unit and the hydraulic motor, and also servicing both components in the future. The new contract award came in addition to components for the 777X folding wing tip system, more precisely the fold subsystem, the latch pin actuator and the secondary lock actuator, which Boeing entrusted Liebherr with earlier this year.
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 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 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), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).