Industry Liebherr-Aerospace is expecting strong development in China

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The Chinese aviation market is expanding rapidly. According to experts, Chinese aviation industry might become the strongest worldwide within the next 20 years. No wonder Liebherr-Aerospace, globally leading system supplier to the aviation industry, is counting on the strong development in China.

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Liebherr-Aerospace will be presenting at the Airshow China 2018 in November in Zhuhai. The system supplier will present flight control and actuation systems, air management, suspension systems, transmissions and electronics. Two of the announced highlights Liebherr is going to exhibit are the main landing gear for COMAC’s C919 program and components of the wing-end folding drive system for the Boeing 777X.

Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. recently announced the delivery of the first China-mounted C919 suspension system to its customer COMAC. The Joint Venture between the Chinese LAMC (AVIC Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corp.) and the German Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH also assembles and supplies the suspension system for COMAC’s ARJ21 program and will gradually take over direct parts procurement from approved suppliers. Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. was founded in 2012 to develop and manufacture chassis systems for the Chinese and international market. Liebherr and the Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC started their cooperation 15 years ago.

According to Liebherr, China is an important strategic aviation market. The German aviation system supplier expects a strong development of COMAC.

For the development of components for the C919 air management system. Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS has started a cooperation with the Nanjing Engineering Institute of Aircraft Systems (NEIAS).

Liebherr is a leading supplier of systems for the aerospace industry with more than five decades of experience. The range of Liebherr civil and military aviation equipment includes flight controls and actuation systems, landing gear, air systems, and transmissions and electronics. These systems are used in widebody aircraft, feeder aircraft and regional jets, business jets, fighter jets, military transports, military training aircraft, and civil and military helicopters.

The Liebherr aerospace and traffic technology division employs around 5,400 people and has four production facilities for aerospace equipment in Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). These plants provide a worldwide service with additional bases in Saline (Michigan, USA), Seattle (Washington, USA), Montreal (Canada), São José dos Campos (Brazil), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Bangalore (India), Singapore, Shanghai (China) and Dubai (UAE).

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