11/14/2014 Liebherr-Aerospace Wins Another Contract in the A350-1000 Program

Liebherr-Aerospace has been selected to supply the load-sensing drive strut for the A350-1000 aircraft, thus increasing its scope of delivery for Airbus’ latest wide body program.

Loading-sensing drive strut by Liebherr-Aerospace for the A350-1000

Loading-sensing drive strut by Liebherr-Aerospace for the A350-1000

Following the contracts for the slat actuation system, the nose landing gear, the flap active differential gearbox and the moving damper, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), has also won the contract to deliver the load-sensing drive strut for the A350-1000. This electro-mechanical component is installed four times in each aircraft. The load-sensing drive struts signal to the high-lift controller if there are unacceptably high loads between the actuation system and the flaps, which may occur in case of certain faults. The controller then causes the flap system to enter the so-called fail-safe mode by turning it off.

The new contract for the A350-1000 further strengthens the relationship Airbus and Liebherr have built for decades through their collaboration in all Airbus programs, and in particular in the A350 XWB 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 and air management systems. 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)