April 2016 – Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH and Borajet Airlines entered recently into an agreement covering the overhaul of the landing gear systems on board the airlines’ Embraer E190/195 aircraft.
Turkish carrier Borajet Airlines, which is based in Istanbul, currently operates thirteen Embraer 190/195 aircraft, each of which must be overhauled every 20,000 flight cycles or 10 years, according to the requirements defined by the Maintenance Review Board.
Liebherr-Aerospace will carry out all overhaul activities of the nose and main landing gear systems at its facility in Lindenberg (Germany). Jan Uhlig, Director Customer Support Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH said: “We can fully leverage our comprehensive know-how as a system developer and MRO Excellence Center, to meet the exact requirements for carrying out the service work defined in this order.”
“We feel comfortable to work with OEM Liebherr for our dense landing gear overhaul program. Liebherr has a high level of flexibility and understands what we expect as an operator”, commented Olcay Özbay, Technical Director at Borajet Airlines.
The complete landing gear systems for the E-Jet family E170, E175, E190 and E195 were developed and manufactured by the OEM Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Liebherr’s center of excellence for flight control and landing gear systems.
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 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 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).
From left to right: Ali Zengin, Engineering Manager, Olcay Özbay, Technical Director, both of Borajet Airlines, and Thierry Gourmanel, Head of Regional Sales & Marketing EUMEA Customer Support & Services of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS at the contract signature ceremony
Source: Liebherr Aerospace Transportation