French President Hollande greets an employee at Liebherr-Aerospace’s Campsas site. (Photo: Liebherr)
François Hollande, President of France, visited the facility of Liebherr-Aerospace in Campsas on May 5, 2017. Members of the Liebherr-Aerospace management board presented parts produced through the additive manufacturing process, which have the potential of contributing to a greener air transport of the future.
The Campsas facility specializes in the machining of high-precision parts for aerospace air management systems such as turbine and compressor wheels and bodies for high temperature valves. These parts are integrated into the air conditioning and the bleed air systems supplied to most of the aircraft manufacturers in the world by Liebherr Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems.
The Campsas site has 170 employees and recently underwent an extension and modernization investment to accommodate the need for the ramp-up of such programs as the A320neo. It now features last generation machine equipment and a new manufacturing hall.