Liebherr on board the C919
COMAC selected Liebherr-Aerospace as the supplier of the landing gear system and the integrated air management system.
The COMAC C919 is a 156 to 168 seat, short to medium range commercial aircraft built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC).
The first flight of the C919 is expected to take place in 2016, with first deliveries scheduled for late 2018.
State-of-the-art air management system
The integrated air management system of the C919 is developed, supplied and serviced by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France). The system includes the bleed air system, the air conditioning system, the air distribution system, the cabin pressure control system, the wing anti-ice system and the avionics ventilation system.
Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS supplies an air management system with state-of-the-art technology. The focus is to develop a very high level of integration of all functions. There will be only two centralized controllers which manage all air-related functionalities, for exampleLearn more about Liebherr air management systems
Future-oriented landing gear system
The landing gear system is to be developed, supplied and serviced by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany). The landing gear system includes the main landing gear and nose landing gear, extension and retraction system, nose wheel steering system as well as the position and warning system.
For development and production of this system, Liebherr-Aerospace has entered into a joint venture with Chinese AVIC member Landing-gear Advanced Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (LAMC) in Changsha, Province of Hunan.Learn more about Liebherr landing gear systems
Co-operation with Nanjing Engineering Institute of Aircraft Systems
Liebherr-Aerospace has set up a co-operation with Nanjing Engineering Institute of Aircraft Systems (NEIAS) for the development and manufacturing of some of the air management system’s components. Liebherr-Aerospace and NEIAS agreed on a work share based on each partner’s best capabilities. The goal of this cooperation is to deepen the relationship with NEIAS. The Institute has been selected by Liebherr as a key partner, in order to set up a work share model that is suitable for future programs.