Liebherr Overhauls Landing Gears for Austral
Liebherr-Aerospace has been selected by Austral Líneas Aereas to overhaul the landing gears of the airline’s Embraer E-Jet E190 fleet. It is the first major contract for Liebherr in Argentina. The overhaul activities have already started in July 2020 and are performed by Liebherr-Aerospace’s customer service facility in Saline, Michigan (USA).
September 2020 – This major landing gear overhaul contract with Austral (affiliated of Aerolíneas Argentinas) highlights the customer proximity that Liebherr-Aerospace has been developing in Latin America with its liaison office in São José dos Campos (Brazil). It is also proof of the top service level regarding landing gear overhauls executed by Liebherr Aerospace Saline, Inc., Saline, Michigan (USA), Liebherr-Aerospace’s customer service station.
“We are very pleased with this agreement with Liebherr which provide us best technical and economical solutions for our E190 Landing Gear Campaign”, commented Juan Rubinich, Engine & Components Provisioning Manager of Austral which is the biggest domestic airline in Argentina, serving also destinations in Brazil and Uruguay.
“This contract represents another major step in our worldwide landing gear overhaul campaign. We are very happy and honored to be able to welcome Austral/Aerolíneas Argentinas as our new customer,” said Daniel Brum Pretto, Regional Sales Manager at Liebherr-Aerospace in Brazil.
The complete landing gear system for the E-Jet E1 family (E170/E175/E190/E195) has been developed, manufactured and certified by OEM Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s center of competence for flight controls, landing gear systems, gears, gearboxes as well as electronics.
About Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation
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, gears and gearboxes, landing gear and air management systems as well as electronics. 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 6,200 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), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).
About the Liebherr Group
The Liebherr Group is a family-run technology company with a highly diversified product portfolio. The company is not only one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world, but also provides high-quality and user-oriented products and services in a wide range of other areas. The Liebherr Group includes over 140 companies across all continents, employs more than 48,000 staff and in 2019 achieved combined revenues of over 11.7 billion euros. Since its foundation in 1949 in Kirchdorf an der Iller in Southern Germany, Liebherr has been pursuing the goal of achieving continuous technological innovation, and bringing industry-leading solutions to its customers.
Source : Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS