German-Chinese joint venture delivers landing gear to COMAC

German-Chinese joint venture delivers landing gear to COMAC

Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) joint venture delivers first landing gear assembled in China for the ARJ21.

October 18, 2016

Delivery ceremony of the first ARJ21 landing gear assembled in China at Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd., left to right: Fan Xiaolin, VP of Changsha Import/Export Inspection and Quarantine Bureau; Arndt Schoenemann, Managing Director, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co. Ltd.; Josef Gropper, Managing Director & COO Production, Purchasing and Asset Investments of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS; He Dongfeng, President of COMAC; Tang Yong, VP of State Technology and Industry for National Defence of Hunan Province; Pang Zhen, Director Civil Aircraft Industry Dept. of AVIC; and Li Ming, President of LAMC.

Toulouse, France – On Sept. 27, 2016, 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 ARJ21 main landing gear assembled in China to aircraft manufacturer COMAC.

The ARJ21 main landing gear assembly line at Liebherr LAMC Changsha was established by Liebherr by duplicating the assembly fixtures and testing equipment of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg, Germany – Liebherr’s center of excellence for landing gear and flight control systems.

Arndt Schoenemann, chairman of the board of directors at Changsha stated: “The delivery of the first ARJ21 main landing gear assembled in China by Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) to COMAC represents a major milestone in the history of our joint venture, and we are very happy to contribute together our experience and know-how to the success of the ARJ21 program.” 

The Liebherr LAMC Aviation joint venture will assemble the next ARJ21 main landing gears in Changsha, taking over step by step the direct procurement of the parts delivered by approved suppliers of Liebherr-Aerospace. In parallel, Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) will do local sourcing from LAMC and other companies for machining landing gear parts and will also prepare the assembly line for the ARJ21 nose landing gear.

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg had been selected by COMAC to develop, manufacture, qualify, certify, and service the landing gear system including the braking system, wheels, and tires of the ARJ21.

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg’s sister company, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, also provides a major system on board the ARJ21, the integrated air management system.

Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co. Ltd. was established in 2012 to develop and manufacture landing gear systems for the Chinese aviation industry as well as the international aviation market.

Source: Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS