02/15/2017 Liebherr-Aerospace Opens New Office in India
Liebherr-Aerospace has opened a new regional office in Bangalore on February 13th, 2017. The opening underlines the aviation system supplier’s long-term strategy to increase its presence and to enlarge its footprint in India.
The facility is ideally located in Whitefield, in the heart of Bangalore’s aerospace hub, and will employ staff with a solid industry background. Their main task will be to liaise with aircraft operators and Indian suppliers and to coordinate projects with the European-based OEM facilities Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s center of excellence for flight control, actuation, gears, gearboxes and landing gear systems, and Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France), Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems.
Liebherr-Aerospace’s strategic steps in the Indian aerospace market
Liebherr-Aerospace expects India to evolve as one of the world’s major aerospace markets, both for aircraft manufacturing and for aircraft operation. The new regional office will therefore serve as a basis for the various strategic steps of Liebherr-Aerospace in the Indian aerospace market. The company is investing in the continuous growth of its capabilities in order to support Indian customers who are operating existing fleets of for example Airbus, ATR, Embraer, Dornier and Dassault aircraft. The customer service office based in Bangalore will reinforce the presence with each operator and ensure contact with Liebherr-Aerospace’s repair station in Singapore that is in charge of providing customer services in India and the Asian/Pacific Rim region.
The company further plans to accelerate the development of its existing supply chain in India, where Liebherr-Aerospace purchases for example gearboxes and engineering services. In parallel, partnerships with Indian companies are being discussed regarding the transfer of some technologies that will enable the manufacturing of Liebherr-Aerospace parts in India.
The aircraft equipment manufacturer will also focus on proposing highly integrated and engineered products to the Indian air framers for their upcoming aircraft programs, for example in its product lines of air management systems, flight control and actuation systems, landing gear systems, gears and gearboxes, and electronics.
Liebherr-Aerospace is already supplying and servicing many parts to aircraft built in India by HAL, such as heating and ventilation system components for the ALH helicopter, the cabin pressure control system for the Jaguar and the flap actuation system as well as landing gear actuators and the nose wheel steering system for the Do 228.
Liebherr-Aerospace is also offering innovative solutions to the Indian operators of foreign-built aircraft in terms of field service support, repair services and spare part availability, through its worldwide repair network. In addition, its partner company OEMServices acts as maintenance integrator offering customized nose-to-tail service solutions.
Pursuing these aims, Liebherr-Aerospace can rely on and benefit from the leverage of already existing industrial facilities in India that belong to the Liebherr Group, in order to carry out, for example, possible maintenance and assembly tasks in the country.
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 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), Montréal (Canada), Sao José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).