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03/08/2015 Liebherr-Aerospace and its Joint Venture Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Deliver First Landing Gear for the COMAC C919
On July 14, 2015, Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd., the joint venture between the Chinese company LAMC (AVIC Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corp.) and German-based Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, celebrated the delivery of its first C919 landing gear system to Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC.
The C919 landing gear was shipped from Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH based in Lindenberg (Germany) to COMAC C919’s final assembly line in Shanghai, near Pudong International Airport (China). Arndt Schoenemann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. stated: “The delivery of the first C919 landing gear to COMAC represents a major step in this program, and we are very happy to contribute to the success of the C919.”
Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Liebherr’s center of excellence for flight controls and landing gear systems, had been selected by COMAC to develop, manufacture, qualify, certify and service the integrated landing gear system of the new single-aisle aircraft family C919. The integrated landing gear system includes the main and nose landing gear systems, the extension and retraction system, the nose wheel steering system as well as the position and warning system,
For the development and production of the landing gear, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH had entered into a joint venture with Chinese AVIC member Landing-gear Advanced Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (LAMC), which is based in Changsha (Province of Hunan, China)
The next steps will be supporting COMAC in integrating the landing gear into the C919 prototype aircraft in order to reach the next major program milestone, the roll-out of the C919 which is being planned for this year.
In addition to the landing gear system, Liebherr-Aerospace supplies the complete air management system for the C919. This system is developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France), the sister company of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH.
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).