11/13/2014 Liebherr-Aerospace Selected to Manufacture Tail Rotor Gearbox for Airbus Helicopters’ X4
Airbus Helicopters have awarded Liebherr a make-to-print contract to supply the tail rotor gearbox for its latest generation of X4 helicopters.
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH (Germany) will manufacture the tail rotor gearbox in its plant in Friedrichshafen, which is specialized in high-precision production of gears for the aerospace industry.
In the past, Airbus Helicopters and Liebherr-Aerospace have successfully cooperated when Liebherr, for instance, manufactured the tail rotor gearbox for the EC145 T2 helicopter program. Now, the new contract is a further step in the long-standing partnership between the two companies. 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.
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 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), Wichita (Kansas/USA), Montréal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).